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pkgutil - Manage CSW-Packages on Solaris

New in version 1.3.

Synopsis

  • Manages CSW packages (SVR4 format) on Solaris 10 and 11.
  • These were the native packages on Solaris <= 10 and are available as a legacy feature in Solaris 11.
  • Pkgutil is an advanced packaging system, which resolves dependency on installation. It is designed for CSW packages.

Options

parameter required default choices comments
name
yes
Package name, e.g. (CSWnrpe)
site
no
Specifies the repository path to install the package from.
Its global definition is done in /etc/opt/csw/pkgutil.conf.
state
yes
  • present
  • absent
  • latest
Whether to install (present), or remove (absent) a package.
The upgrade (latest) operation will update/install the package to the latest version available.
Note: The module has a limitation that (latest) only works for one package, not lists of them.
update_catalog
(added in 2.1)
no
If you want to refresh your catalog from the mirror, set this to (yes).

Examples

# Install a package
- pkgutil:
    name: CSWcommon
    state: present

# Install a package from a specific repository
- pkgutil:
    name: CSWnrpe
    site: 'ftp://myinternal.repo/opencsw/kiel'
    state: latest

Status

This module is flagged as stableinterface which means that the maintainers for this module guarantee that no backward incompatible interface changes will be made.

Support

This module is community maintained without core committer oversight.

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