Remove a Solaris Package with pkgrm

Most software provided for a Solaris system comes in a package. Removing an installed package is easy, but any command associated with “removing” is worth your attention.


To remove the installed package SUNWtchrx from a system, run this command as root:

pkgrm SUNWtchrx

You may be asked for confirmation before proceeding. One benefit of using packages is that Solaris keeps up with what files are shared by packages. Removing a package consisting of files shared among other installed packages will not remove the shared files.

 

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  • vijay

    can u tell me how to add packages

  • Thanks for the reference. I never can remember.

  • I’m with you. To add a Solaris package simply use the following command for example:

    pkgadd -d package.name

  • Christian

    What about if I want to force removal in spite of files shared by other packages?

  • Christine

    @Christian –

    pkgrm -a none