HOWTO Install and maintain free software easily under Solaris: pkg-get

This article was first written in August 2004 for the BeezNest technical
website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/161).

pkg-get is somewhat a rewrite of the apt-get of to Sun’s Solaris.

It is a script that uses wget and the pkg suite [1] of tools from Solaris to install, upgrade, and uninstall free software easily on Solaris.

The list of packages available is already impressive: http://www.blastwave.org/packages.php.

To update the list of available packages on your system:

# pkg-get -U

To download and upgrade the packages already installed:

# pkg-get -u

[1] pkgadd, pkgrm, …


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