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.

These are the most commonly used ...

Get Solaris™ 8 System Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams CX-310-011 and CX-310-012) now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.