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

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Advanced Concepts

We have seen that as well as the files that are installed by a package, a package also contains files that are executed during the installation process and files that provide information about the package, such as how it should be installed and removed, and also checksum information. When a package has been installed the files that provide information about the package are stored under the directory /var/sadm/packages. This directory is called the software package management database.

A subdirectory exists for each package that has been installed using the pkgadd command. Some packages do not conform to the Solaris package standards and are installed by a proprietary method. This is not the recommended way for packages to be ...

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