Solaris 7 (SPARC Platform Edition) Installation Library

To Add Packages With the pkgadd Command

  1. Log in to the installed system and become root.

    At the shell prompt, type:

    $ su

  2. Load the CD that contains the packages to be added into the CD-ROM drive.

    Volume Manager will automatically mount the CD.

  3. Add one or more packages to the system using the pkgadd command.

    # /usr/sbin/pkgadd -d device_name pkgid

    In this command,


    Is the path to the CD with the software to be added to the installed system. 


    Is the name of the software package to be added to the installed system. For example, SUNWaudio.

    If the pkgadd process encounters a problem during installation of the package, it displays a message related to the problem, followed by this prompt:

    Do you want to continue with this installation?

    Respond with yes, no, or quit. If more than one package has been specified, type no to stop the installation of the package being installed. The pkgadd process continues to install the other packages. Type quit to stop the installation.

  4. Verify that the package has been installed correctly.

    # /usr/sbin/pkgchk -v pkgid

    If the pkgchk command determines there are no errors, it returns a list of installed files. Otherwise, it reports the error.

Example: Installing Software From a Mounted CD

The following example shows a command to install the SUNWaudio package from a mounted Solaris CD. The example also shows the use of the pkgchk command to verify that the package files were installed properly.

Note -

The name of this product is Solaris 7 but code and path or package path names may use Solaris 2.7 or SunOS 5.7. Always follow the code or path as it is written.

# /usr/sbin/pkgadd -d /cdrom/cdrom0/s0/Solaris_2.7 SUNWaudio.
Installation of <SUNWaudio> was successful.
# pkgchk -v SUNWaudio