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

2.  Building a Package

3.  Enhancing the Functionality of a Package (Tasks)

4.  Verifying and Transferring a Package

Verifying and Transferring a Package (Task Map)

Installing Software Packages

The Installation Software Database

Interacting With the pkgadd Command

Installing Packages on Standalone Systems or Servers in a Homogeneous Environment

How to Install a Package on a Standalone System or Server

Verifying the Integrity of a Package

How to Verify the Integrity of a Package

Displaying Additional Information About Installed Packages

The pkgparam Command

How to Obtain Information With the pkgparam Command

The pkginfo Command

The Default pkginfo Display

Customizing the Format of the pkginfo Display

Parameter Descriptions for the pkginfo Long Format

How to Obtain Information With the pkginfo Command

Removing a Package

How to Remove a Package

Transferring a Package to a Distribution Medium

How to Transfer a Package to a Distribution Medium

5.  Case Studies of Package Creation

6.  Advanced Techniques for Creating Packages



Removing a Package

Because the pkgrm command updates information in the software products database, it is important when you remove a package to use the pkgrm command—even though you might be tempted to use the rm command instead. For example, you could use the rm command to remove a binary executable file, but that is not the same as using pkgrm to remove the software package that includes that binary executable. Using the rm command to remove a package's files will corrupt the software products database. (If you really only want to remove one file, you can use the removef command, which will update the software product database correctly.

How to Remove a Package

  1. Log in to the system as superuser.
  2. Remove an installed package.
    # pkgrm pkg-abbrev ...

    Is the name of one or more packages (separated by spaces). If omitted, pkgrm removes all available packages.
  3. Verify that the package has successfully been removed, use the pkginfo command.
    $ pkginfo | egrep pkg-abbrev

    If pkg-abbrev is installed, the pkginfo command returns a line of information about it. Otherwise, pkginfo returns the system prompt.