Installing, managing, and removing software

Installing software (pkgadd)

The Application Installer is the preferred method for adding packages to the UnixWare system, but you can add packages or sets from the command line using the pkgadd(1M) command:

  1. Start a terminal window (xterm).

  2. Enter su, followed by the root password, to become root.

  3. Enter:

    pkgadd -d medium

    medium is the medium on which the software is contained. For example, use -d ctape1 for the first cartridge tape drive or -d diskette1 for the first disk drive.

    If you know the name of the package, enter it on the pkgadd command line and skip step 5. For example:

    pkgadd -d ctape1 mypackage

  4. Insert the medium and press <Enter>.

    If you did not enter a package name in step 3, a list of packages on the medium is displayed.

  5. Select the number that corresponds to the package you want to install.

  6. Answer any questions required by the specific application.

  7. When you receive a message that installation is complete, reboot the system if required by the application.

Customizing interactive pkgadd installation

In almost all cases, you can use the standard procedure to successfully install software using pkgadd(1M).

In some instances, you might want to provide alternatives to the information found in the default admin file, located in /var/sadm/install/admin. When you install a set, the default admin file is always used.

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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 22 April 2004