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

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Package Formats

Packages can be provided in the following configurations.

  • In a CD-ROM file system.

  • On raw media such as a tape.

  • In a raw package file, which is written into a file system.

Most packages come as a directory tree, where the top-level directory is the name of the package. One or more packages can be bundled inside a package file that is created with the pkgtrans command. See “Translating Package Formats” for more information about the pkgtrans command.

NOTE

You may experience problems with adding and removing some packages that were developed before the Solaris 2.5 release. If adding or removing a package fails during user interaction ...

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