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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Translating Package Formats

You can use the pkgtrans command to translate an installable package from one format to another. pkgtrans performs the following translations.

  • A file system format to a datastream.

  • A datastream to a file system format.

  • One file system format to another file system format.

The pkgtrans command uses the following syntax.

/usr/bin/pkgtrans [-inos= device1 device2 [pkginst]

Table 73 describes the pktrans options.

Table 73. Options to the pkgtrans Command
Option Description
-i Copy only the pkginfo(4) and pkgmap(4) files.
-n Create a new instance of the package on the destination device if any instance of this package already ...

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