Install a Solaris Datastream Package

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Datastream packages, such as those obtained from, can be installed though translation to a directory-based package or directly, using pkgadd.

To install an uncompressed datastream package called SUNWtchrx from the current working directory, use the following:

pkgadd -d SUNWtchrx

This command syntax instructs pkgadd to use the datastream package file as the device rather than a directory as used with a directory-based package add.


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