Sun Microsystems and third-party vendors deliver software as easily manipulated collections of files and executable installation or removal procedures, referred to as packages.
Solaris 9 package tools provide a convenient mechanism for installing and removing packaged software. These are standard Solaris commands and are accessible through the shell command-line interface. In addition, the system administration tool (admintool), the Product Registry tool, and the Web Start program provide a graphical user interface (GUI) for installing and removing packages.
The most commonly used command-line package tools are:
pkgadd— Used to install packages
pkginfo and pkgparam— Used to display information about ...