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Old 03-09-2009
pkgadd question


Please could someone help me, understand how pkgadd works within unix.

I have a software file, and I need to package this up and then pkgadd this to another server. Please could some advise me the best way to do this.


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Old 03-09-2009
pkgadd is only on Solaris, it is not a standard part of Unix. I have never made a package, but Sun has this doc: Application Packaging Developer's Guide - Sun Microsystems
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Old 03-10-2009
can you give a clear description..
anyways , the book sun application packaging developers guide is a very good one and gives all solutions.
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