System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

How to Check Dependencies Between Software Components (prodreg)

You can use the prodreg info command to view the components that depend on a specific software component. You might want to check dependencies between software products before you uninstall specific components.

  1. Open a terminal window.

  2. Browse the Solaris Product Registry.

    % prodreg browse
     BROWSE # +/-/.  UUID                                  #  NAME
     ======== =====  ====================================  =  ============
     1        -      root                                  1  System
     2         +     a01ee8dd-1dd1-11b2-a3f2-0800209a5b6b  1  Solaris 9 4/03 
     3         +     8f64eabf-1dd2-11b2-a3f1-0800209a5b6b  1  Unclassified

    Repeat the prodreg browse command until the software component you want to check is displayed in the Solaris Product Registry. See How to View Installed or Uninstalled Software Information (prodreg) for more information on browsing the Solaris Product Registry with the prodreg browse command.

  3. View the dependencies of a specific software component.

    % prodreg info -m "name" -a "Dependent Components"

    Displays the attributes of the software component with the name name.

    -a “Dependent Components”

    Displays the components that depend on name software by displaying the values of the Dependent Components attribute.

    This command outputs a list of the software components that depend on name software.

Example—Viewing Components That Depend on Other Software Products (prodreg)

The following example shows how to view the components that depend on the software product that is named ExampleSoft.

% prodreg -m "ExampleSoft" -a "Dependent Components"
Dependent Components:
Name                         UUID                                  #
---------------------------  ------------------------------------  -
ExampleSoftA                 7f49ecvb-1ii2-11b2-a3f1-0800119u7e8e  1