System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

ProcedureHow to Install Software With the Solaris Product Registry GUI

You can use Solaris Product Registry to find software and launch the Solaris installation GUI program. This program takes you through the installation of that software.

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Start the Solaris Product Registry tool.

    # prodreg

    The Solaris Product Registry main window is displayed.

  3. Decide if you are installing from a CD, a DVD, or from the network. Select one of the following:

    • If you are installing from a CD, insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive.

    • If you are installing from a DVD, insert the DVD into the DVD-ROM drive.

    • If you are installing from the network, locate the net image of the software that you want to install.

  4. To view the list of installed and registered software, click the turner control.

  5. Click the New Install button at the bottom of the Solaris Product Registry window.

    The Select Installer dialog box is displayed. This box initially points to the /cdrom directory or the directory you are in.

  6. Select directories to find the Solaris installation GUI installer.

    Solaris installation GUI installers are located in various directories on the CDs and on the DVD.

    • Solaris 10 Software CDs or DVD.

    • Solaris 10 Documentation DVD.

    • Solaris 10 Languages CDs. The Solaris installation GUI automatically starts when the CD is inserted.

  7. When you find the installer you want, select its name in the Files box.

  8. Click OK.

    The installer you selected is launched.

  9. Follow the directions that are displayed by the installer to install the software.