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

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Creating Your Own Packages

If you wish to create packages of your own, you can manually create a structure that matches the exploded package format, ensuring you enter the correct checksums in the pkgmap file. Alternatively, Solaris provides a number of utilities that you can use to make things a little easier.

We will look at the latter method first, though it is not the most straightforward of procedures. In fact, writing a script to create a package would be a worthwhile project for anybody who will need to create a package.

Our package will comprise a number of scripts that have been developed to assist with the support and administration of a Solaris system. The package will be called DADWutils (Dom and Dave's utilities). It will be packaged ...

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