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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for pkginfo (opensolaris section 1)

pkginfo(1)				  User Commands 			       pkginfo(1)

       pkginfo - display software package information

       pkginfo [-q | -x | -l] [-p | -i] [-r] [-a arch]
	    [-v version] [-c category]... [pkginst]...

       pkginfo [-d device] [-R root_path] [-q | -x | -l] [-a arch]
	    [-v version] [-c category]... [pkginst]...

       pkginfo	displays  information  about  software	packages that are installed on the system
       (with the first synopsis)  or that reside on a particular device or  directory  (with  the
       second synopsis).

       Without	options,  pkginfo  lists the primary category, package instance, and the names of
       all completely installed and partially installed packages. It displays one line	for  each
       package selected.

       The -p and -i options are meaningless if used in conjunction with the -d option.

       The options -q, -x, and -l are mutually exclusive.

       -a arch

	   Specify the architecture of the package as arch.

       -c category

	   Display packages that match	category. Categories are defined with the CATEGORY param-
	   eter in the pkginfo(4) file. If more than one category is supplied, the  package needs
	   to match only one category in the list. The match is not case specific.

       -d device

	   Defines  a  device,	device,  on which the software resides. device can be an absolute
	   directory pathname or the identifiers for tape, floppy disk, removable  disk,  and  so
	   forth. The special token  spool may be used to indicate the default installation spool
	   directory (/var/spool/pkg).


	   Display information for fully installed packages only.


	   Specify long format, which includes all available  information  about  the  designated


	   Display information for partially installed packages only.


	   Do  not  list  any information. Used from a program to check  whether or not a package
	   has been installed.


	   List the installation base for relocatable packages.

       -R root_path

	   Defines the full path name of a directory to use as the root_path. All files,  includ-
	   ing	package  system  information files, are relocated to a directory tree starting in
	   the specified root_path.

       -v version

	   Specify the version of the package as version. The version is defined with the VERSION
	   parameter  in the pkginfo(4) file. All compatible versions can be requested by preced-
	   ing the version name with a tilde (~). Multiple white spaces are replaced with a  sin-
	   gle white space during version comparison.


	   Designate  an extracted listing of package information. The listing contains the pack-
	   age abbreviation, package name, package architecture (if available) and  package  ver-
	   sion (if available).


	   A  package designation by its instance. An instance can be the package abbreviation or
	   a specific instance (for example, inst.1 or inst.2). All instances of a package can be
	   requested  by inst.*. The asterisk character (*) is a special character to some shells
	   and may need to be escaped. In the C-Shell, "*" must be surrounded  by  single  quotes
	   (') or preceded by a backslash (\).


	   Successful completion.


	   An error occurred.


	   default installation spool directory

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       |Availability		     |SUNWcsu			   |

       pkgtrans(1),  pkgadd(1M),  pkgask(1M),  pkgchk(1M),  pkgrm(1M), pkginfo(4), attributes(5),

       Application Packaging Developer's Guide

       Package commands are largefile(5)-aware. They handle files larger than 2 GB  in	the  same
       way  they  handle smaller files. In their current implementations, pkgadd(1M), pkgtrans(1)
       and other package commands can process a datastream of  up to 4 GB.

SunOS 5.11				   30 Oct 2007				       pkginfo(1)

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