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Solaris™ Operating Environment Boot Camp by Dominic Butler, David Rhodes

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Adding, Removing, and Checking Packages

Adding Packages

Packages are installed using the pkgadd command. This is usually an interactive procedure, but we will also look at how packages can be installed without requiring any operator input. This can be useful if you need to install the same package on many servers. Once you are happy with the installation process for that package on a test server, you can automate the process for your remaining systems.

Packages can be stored in either of two possible formats. They can be held within a single package file or they can be in an exploded (or directory) format. If a package is being installed from tape it will be in single-file format; if it is being installed from CD it could be in either. Packages ...

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