list available software packages on a remote host
pkglist [-v] [-n tcp] [-c category1[,category2[,. . .]]] [-s source] package(s)
The pkglist command displays information about software available
on a remote host.
turns on verbose output mode and causes additional description of
pkglist events to be written to the /var/sadm/dist/log
Specifies TCP/IP (default).
displays information about packages that
belong to category.
(Categories are defined in the category field of the
More than one category may be specified, in a comma-separated list.
The package-to-category match is not case-sensitive.
If the category specified is set, pkglist will
display information about Set Installation Packages (SIPs).
specifies the software source for the listing.
The format for the source location is either:
host:[device] or [host]:device
is the name or Internet address (IP) of the host where the package(s) reside
the IP address of the Install Server).
When the host argument is omitted,
the local host (the system where pkglist is invoked) is assumed.
Indicates the device or directory where the software resides.
the device argument may be a file containing a data stream in
The full path name of the device (for example,
or file must be used.
When the device argument is omitted,
the /var/spool/dist directory is used.
selects which software package(s) are listed.
To specify package(s),
use the short package name(s) as returned by the
The token all may be used instead to request that all the packages
available from source be listed.
pkglist messages are written to the /var/sadm/dist/log
The pkglist command exits with one of the following values:
Bad system call
No such file or directory
No such file or directory on server
No file permissions
Bad network connection
Protocol was misused
Invalid option specified
Invalid host in location specification
Execution was interrupted by user
Invalid source specification
Invalid target specification
Data stream closed by client
Each session (on both the server and client side) generates a log which
is appended to the system-wide logfile /var/sadm/dist/log after
The session log is also mailed to root.
List all the packages available for installation or distribution in the
default spool directory /var/spool/dist on the myhost
pkglist -s myhost: all
pkglist -s myhost:/var/spool/dist all
List information about the nics and terminf packages that are
available for installation or distribution in the default spool directory
/var/spool/dist on the myhost host system:
pkglist -s myhost: nics terminf
pkglist -s myhost:/var/spool/dist nics terminf
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 25 April 2004