svr4pkg – Manage Solaris SVR4 packages

Synopsis

  • Manages SVR4 packages on Solaris 10 and 11.
  • These were the native packages on Solaris <= 10 and are available as a legacy feature in Solaris 11.
  • Note that this is a very basic packaging system. It will not enforce dependencies on install or remove.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
category
boolean
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes
Install/Remove category instead of a single package.
name
- / required
Package name, e.g. SUNWcsr
proxy
-
HTTP[s] proxy to be used if src is a URL.
response_file
-
Specifies the location of a response file to be used if package expects input on install. (added in Ansible 1.4)
src
-
Specifies the location to install the package from. Required when state=present.
Can be any path acceptable to the pkgadd command's -d option. e.g.: somefile.pkg, /dir/with/pkgs, http:/server/mypkgs.pkg.
If using a file or directory, they must already be accessible by the host. See the copy module for a way to get them there.
state
- / required
    Choices:
  • present
  • absent
Whether to install (present), or remove (absent) a package.
If the package is to be installed, then src is required.
The SVR4 package system doesn't provide an upgrade operation. You need to uninstall the old, then install the new package.
zone
-
    Choices:
  • current
  • all ←
Whether to install the package only in the current zone, or install it into all zones.
The installation into all zones works only if you are working with the global zone.

Examples

# Install a package from an already copied file
- svr4pkg:
    name: CSWcommon
    src: /tmp/cswpkgs.pkg
    state: present

# Install a package directly from an http site
- svr4pkg:
    name: CSWpkgutil
    src: 'http://get.opencsw.org/now'
    state: present
    zone: current

# Install a package with a response file
- svr4pkg:
    name: CSWggrep
    src: /tmp/third-party.pkg
    response_file: /tmp/ggrep.response
    state: present

# Ensure that a package is not installed.
- svr4pkg:
    name: SUNWgnome-sound-recorder
    state: absent

# Ensure that a category is not installed.
- svr4pkg:
    name: FIREFOX
    state: absent
    category: true

Status

Authors

  • Boyd Adamson (@brontitall)

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