installf - add a file to the software installation database
installf [-c class] [-R root_path] pkginst pathname [ftype [major minor] [mode owner group]]
installf [-c class] [-R root_path] pkginst -
installf -f [-c class] [-R root_path] pkginst
installf informs the system that a pathname not listed in the pkgmap(5) file is being created or modified. It should be invoked before any file modifications have occurred.
When the second synopsis is used, the pathname descriptions will be read from standard input. These descriptions are the same as would be given in the first synopsis but the information is given in the form of a list. The descriptions should be in the form:
pathname [ ftype [ major minor ] [ mode owner group ]]
After all files have been appropriately created and/or modified, installf should be invoked with the -f synopsis to indicate that installation is final. Links will be created at this time and, if attribute information for a pathname was not specified during the original invocation of installf, or was not already stored on the system, the current attribute values for the pathname will be stored. Otherwise, installf verifies that attribute values match those given on the command line, making corrections as necessary. In all cases, the current content information is calculated and stored appropriately.
-c class Class to which installed objects should be associated. Default class is none. -f Indicates that installation is complete. This option is used with the final invocation of installf (for all files of a given class). -R root_path Define the full path name of a directory 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. installf inherits the value of the PKG_INSTALL_ROOT environment variable. (See ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES, below.) If PKG_INSTALL_ROOT is set, such as when the -R option is used with pkgadd(1M) or pkgrm(1M), there is no need to use the installf -R option. pkginst Name of package instance with which the pathname should be associated. pathname Pathname that is being created or modified. ftype A one-character field that indicates the file type. Possible file types include:
b block special device c character special device d directory e a file to be edited upon installation or removal f a standard executable or data file l linked file p named pipe s symbolic link v volatile file (one whose contents are expected to change) x an exclusive directory major The major device number. The field is only specified for block or character special devices. minor The minor device number. The field is only specified for block or character special devices. mode The octal mode of the file (for example, 0664). A question mark (?) indicates that the mode will be left unchanged, implying that the file already exists on the target machine. This field is not used for linked or symbolically linked files. owner The owner of the file (for example, bin or root). The field is limited to 14 characters in length. A question mark (?) indicates that the owner will be left unchanged, implying that the file already exists on the target machine. This field is not used for linked or symbolically linked files. group The group to which the file belongs (for example, bin or sys). The field is limited to 14 characters in length. A question mark (?) indicates that the group will be left unchanged, implying that the file already exists on the target machine. This field is not used for linked or symbolically linked files.
Example 1 The use of installf.
The following example shows the use of installf, invoked from an optional pre-install or post-install script:
#create /dev/xt directory #(needs to be done before drvinstall) installf $PKGINST /dev/xt d 755 root sys || exit 2 majno='/usr/sbin/drvinstall -m /etc/master.d/xt -d $BASEDIR/data/xt.o -v1.0' || exit 2 i=00 while [ $i -lt $limit ] do for j in 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 do echo /dev/xt$i$j c $majno 'expr $i ? 8 + $j' 644 root sys | echo /dev/xt$i$j=/dev/xt/$i$j done i='expr $i + 1' [ $i -le 9 ] && i="0$i" #add leading zero done | installf $PKGINST - || exit 2 # finalized installation, create links installf -f $PKGINST || exit 2
installf inherits the value of the following environment variable. This variable is set when pkgadd(1M) or pkgrm(1M) is invoked with the -R option.
PKG_INSTALL_ROOT If present, defines the full path name of a directory to use as the system's PKG_INSTALL_ROOT path. All product and package information files are then looked for in the directory tree, starting with the specified PKG_INSTALL_ROOT path. If not present, the default system path of / is used.
pkginfo(1), pkgmk(1), pkgparam(1), pkgproto(1), pkgtrans(1), pkgadd(1M), pkgask(1M), pkgchk(1M), pkgrm(1M), removef(1M), pkgmap(5)
When ftype is specified, all applicable fields, as shown below, must be defined:
ftype Required Fields p, x, d, f, v, or e mode owner group c or b major minor mode owner group
The installf command will create directories, named pipes and special devices on the original invocation. Links are created when installf is invoked with the -f option to indicate installation is complete.
Links should be specified as path1=path2. path1 indicates the destination and path2 indicates the source file.
Files installed with installf will be placed in the class none, unless a class is defined with the command. Subsequently, they will be removed when the associated package is deleted. If this file should not be deleted at the same time as the package, be certain to assign it to a class which is ignored at removal time. If special action is required for the file before removal, a class must be defined with the command and an appropriate class action script delivered with the package.
When classes are used, installf must be used in one of the following forms:
installf -c class1 ... installf -f -c class1 ... installf -c class2 ... installf -f -c class2 ...
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