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Application Packaging Developer's Guide     Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Information Library
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1.  Designing a Package

Where to Find Packaging Tasks

What Are Packages?

Package Components

Required Package Components

Optional Package Components

Package Information Files

Package Installation Scripts

Considerations Before Building a Package

Make Packages Remotely Installable

Optimize for Client-Server Configurations

Package by Functional Boundaries

Package Along Royalty Boundaries

Package by System Dependencies

Eliminate Overlap in Packages

Package Along Localization Boundaries

Packaging Commands, Files, and Scripts

2.  Building a Package

3.  Enhancing the Functionality of a Package (Tasks)

4.  Verifying and Transferring a Package

5.  Case Studies of Package Creation

6.  Advanced Techniques for Creating Packages



Chapter 1

Designing a Package

Before you build a package, you need to know which files you need to create and the commands you need to execute. You also need to consider your application software's requirements and the needs of your customers. Your customers are the administrators who will be installing your package. This chapter discusses the files, commands, and criteria you should know and consider before building a package.

This is a list of the information in this chapter.