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pkgadd [-nv] [-a admin] [-d device] [ [-M] -R root_path] [r response] [-V fs_file] [pkginst... | -Y category[,category...]]
pkgadd -s spool [-d device] [pkginst... | -Y category[,category...]]
pkgadd transfers the contents of a software package from the distribution medium or directory to install it onto the system. Used without the -d option, pkgadd looks in the default spool directory for the package (var/spool/pkg). Used with the -s option, it writes the package to a spool directory instead of installing it.
Certain unbundled and third-party packages are no longer entirely compatible with the latest version of pkgadd. These packages require user interaction throughout the installation and not just at the very beginning.
To install these older packages (released prior to Solaris 2.4), set the following environment variable: NONABI_SCRIPTS=TRUE
pkgadd permits keyboard interaction throughout the installation as long as this environment variable is set.
The following options are supported:
When executed without options or operands, pkgadd uses /var/spool/pkg (the default spool directory).
The following operands are supported:
The package instance or list of instances to be installed. The token all may be used to refer to all packages available on the source medium. The format pkginst.* can be used to indicate all instances of a package.
The asterisk character (*) is a special character to some shells and may need to be escaped. In the CShell, «*» must be surrounded by single quotes (') or preceded by a backslash (\).
Example 1: Installing a Package from a Solaris CD-ROM.
The following example installs a package from a Solaris CDROM. You are prompted for the name of the package you want to install.
example% pkgadd -d /cdrom/cdrom0/s0/Solaris_2.6
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
pkginfo(1) , pkgmk(1) , pkgparam(1) , pkgproto(1) , pkgtrans(1) , installf(1M) , pkgask(1M) , pkgrm(1M) , removef(1M) , admin(4) , pkginfo(4) , attributes(5)
Application Packaging Developer's Guide
When transferring a package to a spool directory, the -r, -n, and -a options cannot be used.
The -r option can be used to indicate a directory name as well as a filename. The directory can contain numerous response files, each sharing the name of the package with which it should be associated. This would be used, for example, when adding multiple interactive packages with one invocation of pkgadd. In this situation, each package would need a response file. If you create response files with the same name as the package (for example, pkinst1 and pkinst2), then name the directory in which these files reside after the -r.
The -n option causes the installation to halt if any interaction is needed to complete it.
If the default admin file is too restrictive, the administration file may need to be modified to allow for total non-interaction during a package installation. See admin(4) for details.
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