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Solaris™ 9 System Administrator Exam Cram™ 2 (Exams 310-014 and 310-015) by Darrell Ambro

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Software Package Administration

Sun Microsystems and third-party vendors deliver software as easily manipulated collections of files and executable installation or removal procedures, referred to as packages.

Package Tools

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 ...

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