|PKGASK(8)||Maintenance Commands and Procedures||PKGASK(8)|
pkgask - stores answers to a request script
pkgask [-d device] [-R root_path] -r response pkginst...
pkgask allows the administrator to store answers to an interactive package (one with a request script, that is, a user-created file that must be named request). Invoking this command generates a response file that is then used as input at installation time. The use of this response file prevents any interaction from occurring during installation since the file already contains all of the information the package needs.
The following options are supported
The following operands are supported:
The -r option can be used to indicate a directory name as well as a filename. The directory name is used to create numerous response files, each sharing the name of the package with which it should be associated. This would be used, for example, when you will be adding multiple interactive packages with one invocation of pkgadd(8). Each package would need a response file. To create multiple response files with the same name as the package instance, name the directory in which the files should be created and supply multiple instance names with the pkgask command. When installing the packages, you will be able to identify this directory to the pkgadd(8) command.
If the default admin file is too restrictive, the administration file may need to be modified to allow for total non-interaction during a package installation. See admin(5) for details.
|April 6, 2005||OmniOS|