Preventing User Interaction When Installing or Upgrading
Packages must be added or removed without the user being prompted for information
when using the following standard Solaris utilities.
To test a package to ensure that it will install with no
user interaction, a new administration file can be set up with the pkgadd
command -a option. The -a option defines an installation administration file to be
used in place of the default administration file. Using the default file might
result in the user being prompted for more information. You can create an
administration file that indicates to pkgadd that it should bypass these checks and
install the package without user confirmation. For details, see the man page admin(4)
The following examples show how the pkgadd command uses the administration file.
If no administration file is provided, pkgadd uses /var/sadm/install/admin/default. Using this file might result in user interaction.
If a relative administration file is provided on the command line, pkgadd looks in /var/sadm/install/admin for the file name and uses it. In this example, the relative administration file is named nocheck and pkgadd looks for /var/sadm/install/admin/nocheck.
# pkgadd -a nocheck
If an absolute file is provided pkgadd uses it. In this example, pkgadd looks in /tmp for the nocheck administration file.
# pkgadd -a /tmp/nocheck
Example B-3 Installation Administration File
The following is an example of an installation administration file that requires very
little user interaction with the pkgadd utility. Unless the package requires more space
than is available on the system, the pkgadd utility uses this file
and installs the package without prompting the user for more information.