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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 partially installed
packages. It displays one line for each package selected.


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

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(5) 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 directory


Display information for fully installed packages only.


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


Display information for partially installed packages only.


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


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(5) 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.


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
character (*) 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 (\).



Successful completion.


An error occurred.



default installation spool directory


pkgtrans(1), pkginfo(5), attributes(7), largefile(7), pkgadd(8),
pkgask(8), pkgchk(8), pkgrm(8)

Application Packaging Developer's Guide


Package commands are largefile(7)-aware. They handle files larger than 2
GB in the same way they handle smaller files. In their current
implementations, pkgadd(8), pkgtrans(1) and other package commands can
process a datastream of up to 4 GB.

October 30, 2007 PKGINFO(1)