Application Packaging Developer's Guide

Defining a Package Name (NAME)

A package name is the full name of the package, which is defined via the NAME parameter in the pkginfo file.

Because system administrators often use package names to determine whether or not a package needs to be installed, it is important to write clear, concise, and complete package names. Package names should:

An example package name defined in a pkginfo file might be:

NAME=Chip designers need CAD application software to design
abc chips.  Runs only on xyz hardware and is installed in the
usr partition.