Installation from the source tarball

Get the sources Luke!

The latest relase is available either from our forge or from CPAN.

Build and installation

We strongly recommand the use of GNU tar because some file path lenght are greater than 100 caracters. Some tar version will silently ignore those files like for example on HP-UX.

First, you need to extract the source and change the current directory.

$> tar xfz FusionInventory-Agent-2.2.5.tar.gz
$> cd FusionInventory-Agent-2.2.5

Executing Makefile.PL will ensure all the required dependencies are available and prepare the build tree.

$> perl Makefile.PL

At this point, you will probably have some missing required modules. See Dependencies section for installing them. Once this is done, run the same command again:

$> perl Makefile.Pl

This time the execution should success and you can finish the installation. Here again we recommand GNU make (gmake):

make install

If you don’t want to use the default directory (/usr/local), you can use the PREFIX parameter during the Makefile.PL step:

perl Makefile.PL PREFIX=/opt/fusioninventory
make install


FusionInventory components come with a test-suite. You can run it after the perl Makefile.PL with this command:

$> make test

The test-suites require some additional dependencies like Test::More.


Perl dependencies

The easiest way to install perl dependencies is to use cpanm. Just run:

$> cpanm .

You can use the –notest flag if you are brave and want to skip the test-suite execution.

Offline installation of Perl dependencies

You will need cpanm .See above how to install it.

First grab the tarball from the website and extract it.

$> tar xfz FusionInventory-Agent-2.3.0.tar.gz
$> cd FusionInventory-Agent-2.3.0

We use cpanm to fetch and extract the dependencies in the extlib directory.

$> cpanm --pureperl --installdeps -L extlib --notest .

This command should fail (2013-08-11) with an error regarding Params::Validate. Just runs this last command:

$> cpanm --installdeps -L extlib --notest .

Now you can copy the directory to another machine and run the agent this way:

$> perl -Iextlib/lib/perl5 -Ilib fusioninventory-agent

Other dependencies

On Solaris/SPARC, you must install sneep and record the Serial Number with it. Download it from

On Windows, we use an additional dmidecode binary shipped in the windows distribution to retrieve many informations not available otherwise, including fine-grained multi-cores CPUs identification. Unfortunatly, this binary is not reliable enough to be used on Windows 2003, leading to less precise inventories.

On Linux, lspci will be used to collect PCI, AGP, PCI-X, … informations.