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

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Chapter 15. Admintool: Software Manager

Admintool is a graphical user interface to the package commands. You can use Admintool: Software Manager to install and remove unbundled software packages on a Solaris system.

Starting with the Solaris 2.5 release, the Admintool: Software functionality replaces Software Manager (swmtool). The swmtool command is a link to the admintool command and displays the Admintool: Software portion of Admintool.

Software that is designed to be managed with Admintool groups the packages into a set of clusters to make software management easier. Admintool calls the package commands. You can use the package commands and Admintool interchangeably. For example, you can install software with Admintool and remove the software ...

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