NAME pkgadd - transfer software package to the system SYNOPSIS pkgadd [ -n ] [ -a admin ] [ -d device ] [ -R root_path ] [ -r response ] [ pkginst1 [ pkginst2 ] ...] pkgadd -s spool [ -d device ] [ pkginst1 [ pkginst2 ] ... ]] AVAILABILITY SUNWcsu DESCRIPTION pkgadd transfers the contents of a software package from the distribution medium or directory to install it onto the sys- tem. Used without the - d option, pkgadd looks in the default spool directory for the package (/var/spool/pkg). Used with the -s option, it reads the package to a spool directory instead of installing it. Certain unbundled and third-party packages are no longer entirely compatible with the latest version of pkgadd . These packages require user interaction throughout the ins- tallation and not just at the very beginning. To install these older packages (released prior to Solaris 2.4), set the following environment variable: NONABI_SCRIPTS=TRUE pkgadd will permit keyboard interaction throughout the ins- tallation as long as this environment variable is set. OPTIONS -n Installation occurs in non-interactive mode. The default mode is interactive. - a admin Define an installation administration file, admin, to be used in place of the default adminis- tration file. The token none overrides the use of any admin file, and thus forces interaction with the user. Unless a full path name is given, pkgadd first looks in the current working direc- tory for the administration file. If the speci- fied administration file is not in the current working directory, pkgadd looks in the /var/sadm/install/admin directory for the adminis- tration file. -d device Install or copy a package from device. device can be a full path name to a directory or the identifiers for tape, floppy disk or removable disk (for example, /var/tmp or /floppy/floppy_name ). It can also be a device alias (for example, /floppy/floppy0). -R root_path Define the full path name of a subdirectory to use as the root_path. All files, including package system information files, are relocated to a directory tree starting in the specified root_path. -r response Identify a file or directory which contains output from a previous pkgask session. This file sup- plies the interaction responses that would be requested by the package in interactive mode. response must be a full pathname. - s spool Reads the package into the directory spool instead of installing it. pkginst Specify the package instance or list of instances to be installed. The token all may be used to refer to all packages available on the source medium. The format pkginst.* can be used to indicate all instances of a package. When executed without options, pkgadd uses /var/spool/pkg (the default spool directory). EXAMPLES The following example installs a package from a Solaris CD- ROM. You are prompted for the name of the package you want to install. example% pkgadd -d /cdrom/Solaris_2_3/s0/Solaris_2.3 SEE ALSO pkginfo(1), pkgmk(1), pkgparam(1), pkgproto(1), pkgtrans(1), installf(1M), pkgask(1M), pkgrm(1M), removef(1M), admin(4) NOTES When transferring a package to a spool directory, the -r, -n, and -a options cannot be used. The -r option can be used to indicate a directory name as well as a filename. The directory can contain numerous response files, each sharing the name of the package with which it should be associated. This would be used, for example, when adding multiple interactive packages with one invocation of pkgadd. Each package would need a response file. If you create response files with the same name as the package (that is, pkinst1 and pkinst2), then name the directory in which these files reside after the -r. The -n option causes the installation to halt if any interaction is needed to complete it.