Application Packaging Developer's Guide

Example—Installing Packages on Standalones and Servers

To install a software package named pkgA from a tape device named /dev/rmt/0, you would enter the following command:

# pkgadd -d /dev/rmt/0 pkgA

You can also install multiple packages at the same time, as long as you separate package names with a space, as follows:

# pkgadd -d /dev/rmt/0 pkgA pkgB pkgC

If you do not name the device on which the package resides, the command checks the default spool directory (/var/spool/pkg). If the package is not there, the installation fails.