Manual page for pkgask(1M)
pkgask - stores answers to a request script
-r response pkginst1
allows the administrator to store answers to an interactive package
(one with a request script).
Invoking this command generates a response file that is
then used as input
at installation time.
The use of
this response file prevents any interaction
from occurring during installation since the file already contains all
of the information the package needs.
- -d device
Run the request script for a package on device.
device can be
a directory pathname or the identifiers for tape, floppy disk or removable disk
(for example, /var/tmp, /dev/diskette, and
The default device is the installation spool directory.
- -R root_path
Define the full path name of a subdirectory to use as the root_path. All
files, including package system information files, are relocated to a
directory tree starting in the specified root_path.
- -r response
Identify a file or directory
which should be created to contain the responses
to interaction with the package.
The name must be a full pathname.
or directory of files,
can later be used as input to the pkgadd command.
Specify the package instance, or list of instances for which request
scripts will be created.
The token all may be used
to refer to all packages available on the source medium.
The -r option can be used to indicate a
directory name as well as a
The directory name is used to create
numerous response files,
each sharing the name of the package with which
it should be associated.
This would be used, for example,
when you will be adding multiple interactive packages
with one invocation of pkgadd.
Each package would need a response file.
To create multiple response files
with the same name as the package instance,
name the directory in which the files should be created and supply multiple
instance names with the pkgask command.
When installing the packages, you will be able to identify this directory to
the pkgadd command.
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97