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

This article was first written in August 2004 for the BeezNest technical
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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: To