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Old 04-02-2014, 03:47 AM   #1
pradnyagandhe
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Hi,
Can I use wild character like * in pkgadd parameters.
e.g. I have all pkg file starting with "idsldap."
bash-3.2# pkgadd -d idsldap*.pkg
pkgadd: ERROR: no packages were found in </var/tmp/dstreAAAz5aquw>
bash-3.2# pkgadd -d idsldap*
pkgadd: ERROR: no packages were found in </var/tmp/dstreAAAeeaavw>


I observed that if I give package name directly like
bash-3.2# pkgadd -d idsldap.wp63.pkg

The following packages are available:
1 IDSlwp63 IBM Directory Server - WhitePages
(sparc) 6.3.0.29

Select package(s) you wish to process (or 'all' to process
all packages). (default: all) [?,??,q]:


So my question is
1. pkgadd -d idsldap* is a user error OR
2. pkgadd -d idsldap* is an error in pkgadd

Same is observed in pkgrm with * in parameters.
Let me know.

Thanks and Regards,
Pradnya Gandhe
 
Old 04-02-2014, 04:33 PM   #2
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Hi,
Can I use wild character like * in pkgadd parameters. e.g. I have all pkg file starting with "idsldap."

bash-3.2# pkgadd -d idsldap*.pkg
pkgadd: ERROR: no packages were found in </var/tmp/dstreAAAz5aquw>
bash-3.2# pkgadd -d idsldap*
pkgadd: ERROR: no packages were found in </var/tmp/dstreAAAeeaavw>

I observed that if I give package name directly like

bash-3.2# pkgadd -d idsldap.wp63.pkg
The following packages are available:
1 IDSlwp63 IBM Directory Server - WhitePages
(sparc) 6.3.0.29

Select package(s) you wish to process (or 'all' to process all packages). (default: all) [?,??,q]:

So my question is
1. pkgadd -d idsldap* is a user error OR
2. pkgadd -d idsldap* is an error in pkgadd

Same is observed in pkgrm with * in parameters.
Read the man page on the pkgadd command:
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19253-01/...qci/index.html

This is obviously a user error, since the command does not support wildcards. The program is acting perfectly, and if you call it correctly, it works.
 
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:39 PM   #3
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More precisely, the pkgadd command expect a single name to follow -d. Using a wildcard will work if there is a single file matching idsldap*.pkg. If there is more than one, that is a syntax error.

On the other hand, pkgrm supports wildcards but expects package names, not file names so for example this command will remove all packages having a name starting with "IDSlw":

Code:
pkgrm "IDSlw*"
Note that the parameter should be quoted to prevent the shell to expand it in case files matching that pattern do exist in the current directory.
 
Old 04-07-2014, 04:02 AM   #4
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Thank you TB0ne and jlliagre for your replies.
I get that
With pkgadd -d is meant for device. Also solaris packaging can be of two types a. folder structure or b. pkg file.
If a package format of folder structure is used then -d will take parent folder of the package named folders. This method could take a wild char in place of package names (e.g.: pkgadd -d . *)

But we use a .pkg format files which must be used with -d flag itself - means the pkg file is the device itself, and it can not take a wild char. We should use full pkg file names with -d.

Thanks and Regards,
Pradnya Gandhe
 
Old 04-07-2014, 08:57 AM   #5
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Thank you TB0ne and jlliagre for your replies.
I get that With pkgadd -d is meant for device. Also solaris packaging can be of two types a. folder structure or b. pkg file.
If a package format of folder structure is used then -d will take parent folder of the package named folders. This method could take a wild char in place of package names (e.g.: pkgadd -d . *)

But we use a .pkg format files which must be used with -d flag itself - means the pkg file is the device itself, and it can not take a wild char. We should use full pkg file names with -d.
No, the -d flag is for a device/directory, and *STILL* doesn't accept package-name wildcards. You can specify multiple input directories with a wildcard, but it will install all the packages beneath them. You can't specify file names with wildcards.

Again, read the man page, and if you feel that things should behave differently, then feel free to contact Oracle, and explain to them why you'd like the behavior changed.
 
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