System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

How to View Installed or Uninstalled Software Information With the Product Registry

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

  2. Start the Product Registry tool.

    # prodreg &

    The Solaris Product Registry main window is displayed.

  3. Click the turner control to the left of the System registry directory in the Registered Software box.

    Notice that the turner control changes from pointing to the right to pointing down. You can expand or collapse any item in the Registry, except an item that has a text file icon to its left.

    The Software Installed in Registered Software box always contains the following:

    • The configuration software group you chose when installing the Solaris release. Software groups that can be displayed include Core, End User System Support, Developer System Support, Entire Distribution, or Entire Distribution Plus OEM Support.

    • Additional system software (Solaris products that are not part of the software group you chose).

    • Unclassified software (any package that you installed by using the pkgadd command that is not a Solaris product or part of the software group).

  4. Select directories until you find a software application to view.

    The list expands as you open directories.

  5. To view the attributes, select a directory or file.

    The Product Registry displays attribute information in the System Registry box.

    • For software products that were installed with the Solaris Web Start program, the Product Registry contains values for at least the following: Title, Version, Location, and Installed on. Items in an expanded list under a product or software group inherit the version information of the product.

    • If all or part of the product was removed with the pkgrm command, a cautionary icon appears next to the software product's name.