Sun Computer Systems supplies the software on the Supplement CD. If you have support issues concerning this software, contact your authorized support provider.
You can use one of two methods to install software package clusters from the Supplement CD:
swmtool, the Software Manager, is the recommended method to use when installing software package clusters from the Supplement CD. It provides a graphical user interface (GUI) that simplifies the task of installing the software package clusters. To use swmtool you must be running the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) or OpenWindows and have the X Window system installed on your system.
Unless otherwise noted,swmtool is the installation method described throughout this chapter.
pkgadd is another method used to install software package clusters from the Supplement CD. pkgadd differs from swmtool in that you do not need to run CDE or OpenWindows. You can invoke the pkgadd command at the operating system prompt. For instructions on using pkgadd, go to "Installing Sun Computer Systems Supplements for Solaris 7 Software on a Standalone System Using pkgadd".
You can use the Solaris Web Start method to install most of the software from the Supplement CD at the same time you are installing from the Solaris CD. For more information on the Solaris Web Start method of installation, see the "Using Solaris Web Start" module in the Information Library.