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How to set date and time on Solaris

Here are examples on how to set the date and time on Solaris

Installing a Solaris package in a different base directory

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n Solaris, you use the pkgadd command to install new packages.

By default, the pkgadd command reads the default admin file /var/sadm/install/admin/default which specifies the base directory to be /opt.

There might be times where you want to specify a different base directory. One such example is if you have the /opt directory mapped to a network storage and only want to install the package locally.

@LongLink When Using Tar In Solaris

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The Solaris Tar is unable to handle very long file names.
If a tar file contains very long names, it throws an errors and creates a file @LongLink.
The solution is to use GNU tar instead, which is available on Solaris 10 at /usr/sfw/bin/gtar

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