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    Adding and Removing Packages in Solaris SPARC and x86

    Adding and Removing Packages in Solaris SPARC and x86

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    Add Packages With pkgadd

    Log in to the system and become superuser:

    # su
    Insert the CD that contains the software you want to add to the system into the CD-ROM drive attached to the system. in this scenario we use  Solaris10 Update13

    If you want mount the ISO images then, follow these procedures.


    Volume Manager automatically mounts the CD. Note the directory path to the software on the CD you want to add.

    Add one or more packages to the system:


    # /usr/sbin/pkgadd -d device_name pkgid

    where:

    device_name -- Is the directory path to the CD that contains the software you want to add to the installed system.

    pkgid -- Is the name of the software package to be added to the installed system. For example, SUNWrsync.

    When you're done, use the pkgchk command to verify that the package is installed correctly:


    # /usr/sbin/pkgchk -v pkgid
    If no errors are found, pkgchk returns a list of installed files. If an error is found, pkgchk returns a message that describes the problem.

    SPARC: Example: Installing Software From a Mounted CD
    The following example shows how to use pkgadd to install the SUNWrsync package from a mounted Solaris 10 update 3 Software 1 of 2 CD.


    # /usr/sbin/pkgadd -d /cdrom/sol_10_sparc/Solaris_10/Product SUNWrsync
    .
    Installation of <SUNWrsync> was successful.
    # pkgchk -v SUNWrsync

    x86: Example: Installing Software From a Mounted CD
    The following example shows how to use pkgadd to install the SUNWrsync package from a mounted Solaris 10 update 3 Software 1 of 2 CD.


    # /usr/sbin/pkgadd -d /cdrom/sol_10_sparc/Solaris_10/Product SUNWrsync
    .
    .
    Installation of <SUNWrsync> was successful.
    # pkgchk -v SUNWrsync

    #

    To Remove Packages With pkgrm

    Log in to the installed or updated system and become superuser:


    # su
    Remove one or more packages from the system:


    # /usr/sbin/pkgrm pkgid
    Where pkgid is the name of the software package you want to remove from the installed system. For example, SUNWrsync.

    At each prompt, type y, n, or q to specify that you want to remove the package, not remove the package, or quit.

    When you're done, use the pkgchk command to verify that the package was removed correctly:


    # /usr/sbin/pkgchk -v pkgid
    If the package was not removed correctly, pkgchk returns a warning message.

    SPARC: Example: Removing Software From a System
    The following example shows how to use pkgrm to remove the SUNWrsync package from a system.


    # /usr/sbin/pkgrm SUNWrsync
    The following package is currently installed:
       SUNWrsync       ..
     
    Do you want to remove this package? y
    .
    .
    .
    Removal of <SUNWrsync> was successful.
    # pkgchk -v SUNWrsync
    WARNING: no pathnames were associated with <SUNWrsync>
    #
    x86: Example: Removing Software From a System
    The following example shows how to use pkgrm to remove the SUNWrsync package from a system.


    # /usr/sbin/pkgrm SUNWrsync
    The following package is currently installed:
       SUNWrsync       ..
     
    Do you want to remove this package? y
    .
    .
    .
    Removal of <SUNWrsync> was successful.
    # pkgchk -v SUNWrsync
    WARNING: no pathnames were associated with <SUNWrsync>
    #

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