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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Overview of Installing and Managing Application Software

With the Solaris Operating Environment, installation is managed by packages of information. A software package contains the components of a software product that are delivered on the CD-ROM installation medium. The components typically contain groups of files such as compiled programs, files, and installation scripts.

Software packages are installed from the CD-ROM onto a system, and are removed from a system, in one of the following ways.

  • With the package commands from a command line. See Chapter 14, “Package Commands,” for more information.

  • With Admintool (which calls the package commands). See Chapter 15, “Admintool: Software Manager,” for more information.

  • With Solaris Product Registry, ...

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