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Solaris™ 8 System Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams CX-310-011 and CX-310-012) by Darrell L. Ambro

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Software Package Administration

Both Sun Microsystems and third-party vendors deliver software as easily manipulated collections of files and executable installation/removal procedures referred to as packages. Software packages can be installed on or removed from standalone systems or servers in a fairly straightforward manner because both the root and /usr file systems are local.

Package Tools

Solaris 8 package tools provide a convenient mechanism for installing and removing packaged software. These package tools are standard Unix commands and are accessible through the shell command-line interface. In addition, the system administration tool, admintool(1M), provides a GUI for installing and removing packages.

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