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System Administration Guide: Basic Administration
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Managing Software Packages by Using Package Commands (Task Map)

The following task map describes the software management tasks that you can perform with the package commands for both signed and unsigned packages.

Task

Description

For Instructions

Add software packages to the local system.

You can add software packages to the local system by using the pkgadd command.

How to Add Software Packages (pkgadd)

Add software packages to a spool directory.

You can add software packages to a spool directory without actually installing the software.

Adding a Software Package to a Spool Directory

List information about all installed software packages.

You can list information about installed packages by using the pkginfo command.

How to List Information About All Installed Packages (pkginfo)

Check the integrity of installed software packages.

You can verify the integrity of installed software packages by using the pkgchk command.

How to Check the Integrity of Installed Software Packages (pkgchk)

Check the integrity of an installed object.

You can verify the integrity of an installed object by using the pkchk command with the -p and -P options. The -p option specifies the full path name. The new -P option specifies a partial path name.

How to Check the Integrity of Installed Objects (pkgchk -p, pkgchk -P)

Remove software packages.

You can remove unneeded software packages by using the pkgrm command.

How to Remove Software Packages (pkgrm)

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