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Application Packaging Developer's Guide
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Image Packaging System (IPS) Packages

This document discusses SVR4 packages. For delivery into the OpenSolaris operating environment, consider using Image Packaging System (IPS) packages. OpenSolaris supports both SVR4 and IPS packages. The IPS software interacts with network repositories and uses the ZFS file system. In the OpenSolaris environment, you can publish existing SVR4 packages to an IPS repository with the pkgsend(1) command.

The following table contains a comparison of commands for the SVR4 packaging system and the IPS packaging system. For detailed information on IPS, see Getting Started With the Image Packaging System.

Table 1-1 Packaging Tasks: IPS and SVR4


IPS command

SVR4 command

Install a new package

pkg install

pkgadd -a

Display information about a package's state

pkg list


Verify correct installation of a package

pkg verify

pkgchk -v

Display information about a package

pkg info

pkginfo -l

Listing the contents of a package

pkg contents

pkgchk -l

Uninstall a package

pkg uninstall


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