produce an installable package
/usr/binpkgmk [-o] [-c] [-d device]
[-r rootpath] [-b basedir]
[-l limit] [-B blocksize]
[-a arch] [-v version]
[-p pstamp] [-f prototype]
[variable=value ...] [pkginst]
produces an installable package to be used as input to the pkgadd
The package contents will be in directory structure format.
A package is a collection of related files and executables that can be
The command uses the package prototype file as input
and creates a pkgmap
The contents for each entry in the prototype file is copied to the
appropriate output location.
Information concerning the contents (checksum,
file size, modification date) is computed and stored in the pkgmap file,
along with attribute information specified in the prototype file.
Overwrites the same instance,
package instance will be overwritten if it already exists.
Compresses non-information files. You must also specify the
-r option when using -c.
Indicates that a key is required.
This is equivalent to the entry of ACTKEY=YES in the pkginfo file.
Creates the package on device.
device can be a
full pathname to a directory or the identifier
for a removable block device
(for example, diskette1).
The default device is the installation spool directory.
The device named must already exist.
Uses the indicated rootpath with the source
pathname in the prototype file appended to locate objects on the source machine.
Prepends the indicated basedir to locate relocatable objects on the
Specifies the maximum size in 512-byte blocks
of the output device as limit.
By default, if the output
file is a directory or a mountable device,
pkgmk will employ the df
command to dynamically calculate the amount of available space on the output
Useful in conjunction with pkgtrans to create
package with datastream format.
Block size of the actual destination of the package.
Useful when the path specified with the -d option is only a
temporary spool location and not the intended output for distribution.
(Note, if distribution is to be in datastream format only, use -B
Overrides the architecture information provided
in the pkginfo file with
Overrides version information provided in the pkginfo file with
Overrides the production stamp definition in the pkginfo file with
Uses the file prototype as input to the command.
The default name for this file is either
Prototype or prototype.
Places the indicated variable in the packaging environment.
for definitions of packaging variables.]
A short string used to designate an abbreviation for the package name.
pkgmk will automatically create a new instance
if the version and/or architecture is different.
A user should specify only a package abbreviation;
a particular instance should not be specified
unless the user is overwriting it.
Successful completion of script.
Fatal error. Installation process is terminated at this point.
Differences between versions
For SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.5a and later releases,
this command is identical to the UnixWare 7 command
of the same name.
For earlier SCO OpenServer releases,
the -c and -B options are not supported.
language-specific message file; see LANG on
Entries in the prototype file that reference relative paths
above the rootpath specification will not be compressed.
When the -c option is specified, any !search commands found in the
Any files that were already compressed (that is, only those in ".Z" form) before
being processed by pkgmk
will not be uncompressed by the pkgadd
You can use pkgproto to create the prototype file. In this case,
you must manually add in the entries for any installation scripts and files
you are using in the package. You only need entries for those files and
scripts that you use. However, you must always add an entry for the
pkginfo file for the package. See
for more information.
pkgmk does not work with tape devices.
© 2003 Caldera International, Inc. All rights reserved.
SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003