pkginfo - display software package information


     pkginfo [-q | -x  |  -l]   [-p  |  -i]   [-r]  [-a arch]  [-
     v version] [-c category...] [pkginst...]

     pkginfo [-d device] [-R root_path] [-q | -x | -l]  [-a arch]
     [-v version] [-c category...] [pkginst...]


     pkginfo displays information about  software  packages  that
     are  installed  on  the system (with the first synopsis)  or
     that reside on a particular device or  directory  (with  the
     second synopsis).

     Without options, pkginfo lists the primary category, package
     instance, and the names of all completely installed and par-
     tially installed packages. It displays  one  line  for  each
     package selected.


     The -p and -i options are meaningless if used in conjunction
     with the -d option.

     The options -q, -x, and -l are mutually exclusive.

     -a arch
           Specify the architecture of the package as arch.

     -c category
           Display packages that match  category. Categories  are
           defined  with the CATEGORY parameter in the pkginfo(4)
           file. If more  than  one  category  is  supplied,  the
           package  needs to match only one category in the list.
           The match is not case specific.

     -d device
           Defines  a  device,  device,  on  which  the  software
           resides.  device can be an absolute directory pathname
           or the identifiers for tape,  floppy  disk,  removable
           disk,  and  so  forth. The special token  spool may be
           used to indicate the default installation spool direc-
           tory (/var/spool/pkg).

     -i    Display information for fully installed packages only.

     -l    Specify long  format,  which  includes  all  available
           information about the designated package(s).

     -p    Display information for partially  installed  packages

     -q    Do not list any information. Used from  a  program  to
           check  whether or not a package has been installed.

     -r    List the installation base for relocatable packages.

     -R root_path
           Defines the full path name of a directory  to  use  as
           the  root_path.  All  files,  including package system
           information files, are relocated to a  directory  tree
           starting in the specified root_path.

     -v version
           Specify the version of the  package  as  version.  The
           version  is  defined with the VERSION parameter in the
           pkginfo(4)  file.  All  compatible  versions  can   be
           requested  by  preceding the version name with a tilde
           (~). Multiple white spaces are replaced with a  single
           white space during version comparison.

     -x    Designate an extracted listing of package information.
           The listing contains the package abbreviation, package
           name, package architecture (if available) and  package
           version (if available).


           A package designation by its instance. An instance can
           be  the  package  abbreviation  or a specific instance
           (for example, inst.1 or inst.2). All  instances  of  a
           package can be requested by inst.*. The asterisk char-
           acter (*) is a special character to  some  shells  and
           may  need  to  be escaped. In the C-Shell, "*" must be
           surrounded by single  quotes  (')  or  preceded  by  a
           backslash (\).


     0     Successful completion.

     >0    An error occurred.


           default installation spool directory


     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-

    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWcsu                     |


     pkgtrans(1), pkgadd(1M), pkgask(1M), pkgchk(1M),  pkgrm(1M),
     pkginfo(4), attributes(5)

     Application Packaging Developer's Guide

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