Software Terminology

On the CD-ROMs, the operating system is bundled in packages. Packages are arranged into software groups. The following sections describe the Solaris bundling scheme.

Software Package

A software package is a collection of files and directories in a defined format. It describes a software application, such as manual pages and line printer support. Solaris 9 contains approximately 80 software packages that total approximately 900MB of disk space.

A Solaris software package is the standard way to deliver bundled and unbundled software. Packages are administered by using the package administration commands, and they are generally identified by a SUNWxxx naming convention.

Software Groups

Software packages are grouped ...

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