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Install a Solaris Datastream Package

Datastream packages, such as those obtained from sunfreeware.com, 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.

Quinn McHenry
Quinn McHenry
Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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