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title: 'Solaris 10 which package do I need'
date: '2014-05-28T05:42:02-05:00'
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In Solaris 11 package management got a lot better and is almost as good as APT in the Linux world. In Solaris 10 not so much. A lot of times I find myself comparing systems and trying to track down which package I need for a specific binary. The pkgchk command can help here:


# pkgchk -l -p /usr/bin/pdftops
Pathname: /usr/bin/pdftops
Type: regular file
Expected mode: 0755
Expected owner: root
Expected group: other
Expected file size (bytes): 22316
Expected sum(1) of contents: 15618
Expected last modification: May 17 22:40:06 2012
Referenced by the following packages:
Current status: installed

And of course install from CDROM as follow.

# pkgadd -d /mnt/Solaris_10/Product/ SUNWevince

Be warned here your nightmare starts when the package management starts pointing out all the dependencies.