These components make up the application. They can consist of the following items:
Files (executable files or data files)
The pkginfo file
The pkginfo file is a required package information file that defines parameter values. Parameter values include the package abbreviation, the full package name, and the package architecture. For more information, see Creating a pkginfo File and the pkginfo(4) man page.
There are two pkginfo(1) man pages. The first man page describes a section 1 command that displays information about installed packages. The second man page describes a section 4 file that describes the characteristics of a package. When accessing the man pages, be sure to specify the applicable man page section. For example: man -s 4 pkginfo.
The prototype file
The prototype file is a required package information file that lists the components of the package. One entry exists for each package object, information file, and installation script. An entry consists of several fields of information that describe each component, including its location, attributes, and file type. For more information, see Creating a prototype File and the prototype(4) man page.