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Solaris™ Operating Environment Boot Camp by Dominic Butler, David Rhodes

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What Is a Package?

Most people who have some contact with computers will know that you can go to your local branch of PC World and buy a software package. This could be a spreadsheet, a word processor, or maybe a game. Packages also exist for Solaris, but they are not necessarily shrink-wrapped and almost certainly aren't available from a mainstream store.

A package can be defined as a collection of programs and/or files that provide certain functionality along with a method of managing their installation and removal. Software does not have to be commercial to be classed as a package, nor is there a minimum size or minimum number of files needed. If you have a collection of scripts that you would like to have on all your servers, it would make ...

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