pkgadm - manage packaging system
pkgadm dbstatus [-R rootpath]
pkgadm sync [-R rootpath] [-q]
The pkgadm utility is used for managing the packaging system. It has
several subcommands that perform various operations relating to packaging.
Writes the contents file and rolls the contents log file.
With use of the -q option, forces the contents file server to
The Solaris operating system relies upon enhanced System V revision 4 (SVr4)
packages as the basis for its software installation and revision management.
The package maintenance software stores information about installed packages
in an internal database. The pkgadm subcommand dbstatus is used
to determine how the package internal database is implemented. The
dbstatus command returns a string that indicates the type of internal
database in use. In the current implementation, the dbstatus command
always returns the string text, which indicates that the
contents(4) package database is in use. Future releases of Solaris
might supply alternative database implementations.
The following options are supported:
(Applies to sync subcommand.) Shuts down the
contents file cache daemon.
Defines the full name of a directory to use as the root
The root file system of any non-global zones must not be
referenced with the -R
option. Doing so might damage the global zone's
file system, might compromise the security of the global zone, and might
damage the non-global zone's file system. See zones(5)
Print version associated with packaging tools.
Print help message.
Example 1 Synchronizing the contents file
The following example forces any pending changes to the
contents(4) file to be flushed and the pkgserv daemon to shut down.
example% pkgadm sync -q
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
pkginfo(1), pkgmk(1), pkgparam(1), pkgproto(1),
pkgtrans(1), svcs(1), installf(1M), pkgadd(1M),
pkgask(1M), pkgrm(1M), removef(1M), svcadm(1M),
admin(4), contents(4), exec_attr(4), pkginfo(4),
attributes(5), rbac(5), smf(5)
The service for pkgadm is managed by the service management facility,
smf(5), under the service identifier:
Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling,
disabling, or requesting restart, can be performed using svcadm(1M).
The service's status can be queried using the svcs(1) command.