Installing variously formatted software packages
You can use this information to install software packages received in different formats.
You can install RPM Package Manager (RPM), interim fix, and InstallShield MultiPlatform (ISMP) formatted packages in addition to installp formatted packages. Use the SMIT, or the geninstall command to install and uninstall these types of packages. The geninstall command can detect the format type of a specified package and run the appropriate installation command.
If you are using the geninstall command to install RPM, interim fix, or ISMP packages, use the prefix type to indicate to the geninstall command the type of package that you are installing. The package prefix types are the following:
I: installp format
R: RPM format
J: ISMP format
E: interim fix format
The geninstall command detects that the cdrecord package is an RPM package type and runs the rpm command to install the cdrecord package. The geninstall command then detects that bos.games is an installp package type and runs the installp command to install the bos.games package. The process for uninstallation is similar to the installation process.
# geninstall -d/dev/cd0 R:cdrecord I:bos.games
In SMIT, if you are selecting the packages from a software list, you need not specify the prefix type.