There are four optional package information files you can include in your package:
Defines previous versions of the package that are compatible with this version.
Indicates other packages with which this package has special relationships.
Defines disk space requirements for the target environment, beyond what is needed by the objects defined in the prototype file. For example, additional space might be needed for files that are dynamically created at installation time.
Defines the text for a copyright message displayed at the time of package installation.
Each package information file should have an entry in the prototype file. See "Creating Information Files" for more information on creating these files.
Installation scripts are not required. However, you can provide scripts that perform customized actions during the installation of your package. An installation script has the following characteristics.
It is composed of Bourne shell commands.
Its file permissions should be set to 0644.
It does not need to contain the shell identifier (#! /bin/sh).
The request script
The checkinstall script
The checkinstall script is only available with the SolarisTM 2.5 and compatible releases.
Procedure scripts define actions that occur at particular points during package installation and removal. There are four procedure scripts you can create with these predefined names: preinstall, postinstall, preremove, and postremove.
Class Action scripts
Class Action scripts define a set of actions to be performed on a group of objects.
See "Creating Installation Scripts" for a more information on installation scripts.