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

pkgmk(1)				  User Commands 				 pkgmk(1)

       pkgmk - produce an installable package

       pkgmk [-o] [-a arch] [-b base_src_dir] [-d device]
	    [-f prototype] [-l limit] [-p pstamp] [-r root_path]
	    [-v version] [variable=value]... [pkginst]

       The  pkgmk  utility  produces an installable package to be used as input to the pkgadd(1M)
       command. The package contents is in directory structure format.

       The command uses the package prototype(4) file as input and creates a pkgmap(4) file.  The
       contents  for  each  entry in the prototype file is copied to the appropriate output loca-
       tion. Information concerning the contents (checksum, file size, modification date) is com-
       puted  and  stored  in  the pkgmap file, along with attribute information specified in the
       prototype file.

       pkgmk searches for the files listed in the prototype(4) file as described in the following
       conditions.  Note:  If  a  prototype  file  contains  the explicit location of the file to
       include in the package, then the following search explanations do not apply.

	   1.	  If neither -b nor -r options are specified, the file	name  component  of  each
		  file	path  listed in the prototype(4) file is expected to be found in the same
		  directory as the prototype(4) file

	   2.	  If  -b  is  specified  as  a	relative  path	(without  a  leading  "/"),  then
		  base_src_dir	is  prepended  to  the	relative file paths from the prototype(4)
		  file. The resulting path is searched for in the  root_path  directories.  If	a
		  root_path is not specified, it defaults to "/".

	   3.	  If  -b is specified as an absolute path (with a leading "/"), then base_src_dir
		  is prepended to the relative paths from the prototype(4) file and the result is
		  the location of the file. root_path is not searched.

	   4.	  If  -r  is specified, then full file paths are used from the prototype(4) file.
		  Relative paths have base_src_dir prepended. If base_src_dir is  not  specified,
		  it  defaults to "". The resulting path is searched for in each directory of the

       If you created your prototype file using "pkgproto  a/relative/path"or  "pkgproto  a/rela-
       tive/path=install/path", you should use the -r root_path option to specify the location of
       a/relative/path so that pkgmk can correctly locate your source files.

       Package commands, including pkgmk, 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

       The following options are supported:

       -a arch		  Overrides  the architecture information provided in the pkginfo(4) file
			  with arch.

       -b base_src_dir	  Prepends the indicated base_src_dir to locate  relocatable  objects  on
			  the  source  machine.  Use this option to search for all objects in the
			  prototype file. pkgmk expects to find the objects in	/base_src_dir  or
			  to locate the objects by use of the -b and -r options, respectively.

       -d device	  Creates  the	package  on  device.  device can be an absolute directory
			  pathname or the identifiers for a floppy disk or  removable  disk  (for
			  example,  /dev/diskette).  The default device is the installation spool
			  directory (/var/spool/pkg).

       -f prototype	  Uses the file prototype as input to the command. The default	prototype
			  filename is [Pp]rototype.

       -l limit 	  Specifies  the  maximum size in 512 byte blocks of the output device as
			  limit. By default, if the output file is a  directory  or  a	mountable
			  device,  pkgmk  employs the df(1M) command to dynamically calculate the
			  amount of available space on the output device. This option  is  useful
			  in  conjunction  with pkgtrans(1) to create a package with a datastream

       -o		  Overwrites the same instance; package instance  is  overwritten  if  it
			  already exists.

       -p pstamp	  Overrides  the  production stamp definition in the pkginfo(4) file with

       -r root_path	  Uses the indicated root_path	with  the  source  pathname  appended  to
			  locate  objects on the source machine, using a comma (,) as the separa-
			  tor for the path elements. If this option is specified,  look  for  the
			  full	destination path in each of the directories specified. If neither
			  -b nor -r is specified, look for  the  leaf  filename  in  the  current

       -v version	  Overrides  the version information provided in the pkginfo(4) file with

       variable=value	  Places the indicated variable in the packaging environment. (See proto-
			  type(4) for definitions of variable specifications.)

       The following operand is supported:

       pkginst	  A package designation by its instance. An instance can be the package abbrevia-
		  tion 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 might need to be escaped. In the C-Shell,  *  must
		  be surrounded by single quotes (') or preceded by a backslash (\).

       The following exit values are returned:

       0     Successful completion.

       >0    An error occurred.

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

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

       pkgparam(1),   pkgproto(1),   pkgtrans(1),   uname(1),	df(1M),  pkgadd(1M),  pkginfo(4),
       pkgmap(4), prototype(4), attributes(5), largefile(5)

       Application Packaging Developer's Guide

       Architecture information is provided on the command line with the -a option or in the pro-
       totype(4) file. If no architecture information is supplied, pkgmk uses the output of uname
       -m (see uname(1)).

       Version information is provided on  the	command  line  with  the  -v  option  or  in  the
       pkginfo(4)  file.  If  no  version information is supplied, a default based on the current
       date is provided.

       Command line definitions for both architecture and version override the prototype(4) defi-

       pkgmk  fails  if  one  of the following invalid combinations of zone-related parameters is

	   1.	  Both SUNW_PKG_ALLZONES and SUNW_PKG_THISZONE are set to TRUE.

	   2.	  SUNW_PKG_HOLLOW is set to TRUE and SUNW_PKG_ALLZONES is set to FALSE.

	   3.	  The package contains a request script and SUNW_PKG_THISZONE set to TRUE.

       For additional information regarding these parameters, see pkginfo(4).

SunOS 5.11				   30 Oct 2007					 pkgmk(1)

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