Application Packaging Developer's Guide

Parameter Descriptions for the pkginfo Long Format

Table 4-2 describes the package parameters that can be displayed for each package. A parameter and its value are displayed only when the parameter has a value assigned to it.

Table 4-2 Package Parameters

Parameter 

Description 

ARCH

The architecture supported by this package. 

BASEDIR

The base directory in which the software package resides (shown if the package is relocatable). 

CATEGORY

The software category, or categories, of which this package is a member (for example, system or application).

CLASSES

A list of classes defined for a package. The order of the list determines the order in which the classes are installed. Classes listed first will be installed first (on a media by media basis). This parameter may be modified by the request script.  

DESC

Text that describes the package. 

EMAIL

The electronic mail address for user inquiries. 

HOTLINE

Information on how to receive hotline help about this package. 

INTONLY

Indicates that the package should only be installed interactively when set to any non-NULL value. 

ISTATES

A list of allowable run states for package installation (for example, S s 1).

MAXINST

The maximum number of package instances that should be allowed on a machine at the same time. By default, only one instance of a package is allowed. 

NAME

The package name, generally text describing the package abbreviation. 

ORDER

A list of classes defining the order in which they should be put on the medium. Used by the pkgmk command in creating the package. Classes not defined in this parameter are placed on the medium using the standard ordering procedures.

PKGINST

Abbreviation for the package being installed. 

PSTAMP

The production stamp for this package 

RSTATES

A list of allowable run states for package removal (for example, S s 1).

ULIMIT

If set, this parameter is passed as an argument to the ulimit command, which establishes the maximum size of a file during installation. This applies only to files created by procedure scripts.

VENDOR

The name of the vendor who supplied the software package. 

VERSION

The version of this package.  

VSTOCK

The vendor-supplied stock number. 

For detailed information about the pkginfo command, refer to the pkginfo(1) man page.