Tuesday, 25 December 2012

How to install a package on solaris

Package can be install from CDROM, Network i.e. NFS or downloading from Internet and then add it to system, or from existing location such as /var/spool/pkg directory if frequently required packages are copied to this location.

Solaris: Adding package from CDROM

1) Mount cdrom
2) To add or install GNU tar package from Solaris CD use command
# pkgadd -d /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_9/Product SUNWgtar

-d /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_9/Product
: Specify package directory
: Package name

Solaris: Adding packages to spool directory and then install them

1) Copy package to /var/spool/pkg directory first:
# pkgadd -d /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_9/Product -s /var/spool/pkg SUNWgtar

Transferring package instance

-d /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_9/Product
: Specify package directory
-s /var/spool/pkg
: Directory in which package will get stored
: Package name

2) Install the packages copied to spool directory

# pkgadd SUNWgtar
Solaris: Install downloaded package
1) If your package is in .bz2 format then first uncompress it using bunzip2 command:
# bunzip2 Packagname.bz2

2) Install package:

# pkgadd –d Packagname
Note .bz2 extension will automatically removed by first command.
For example if your package name is SFWqt.bz2
# buzip2 SFWqt.bz2
# pkgadd –d SFWqt

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