set characteristics file
file that describes the characteristics of the set along with
information that helps control the flow of installation.
It is created by the software set developer and is included
in the Set Installation Package (SIP).
A SIP is a special purpose package that controls the installation
and removal of a set of packages.
Each entry in the
file is a line that consists of predefined fields.
Each entry corresponds to a package belonging to the set and
must contain the following <tab>-separated fields:
1. Package Abbr
This field contains the abbreviated name of the package.
must be a short string (no more than nine characters long) and must conform
to the file naming rules.
All characters in the abbreviation must be
alphanumeric and the first character cannot be numeric.
new, and all are reserved.
This abbreviated name must be the same as the one used in
This field specifies the number of parts
this package consists of.
This field contains the character 'y' indicating that the
package is to be installed as a default.
Conversely, an 'n' indicates that the
package will not be installed.
The category under which the package belongs.
Release 4 defines four categories:
``application,'' ``graphics,'' ``system'' and ``utilities.''
All packages must be assigned to one of these
If you choose, you can also assign a package to a category
Categories are case-insensitive and may contain only
Each category is limited to 16 characters.
5. Package Full-Name
Text that specifies the package name (maximum length of 256 ASCII
This field must be the same as NAME in
setinfo file for set admin:
#ident "@(#)set:cmn/set/admin/setinfo 1.2"
#ident "$Header: $"
# Format for the setinfo file. Field separator is: <tab>
# pkg parts default category pkg full-name
# abbr y/n
oam 4 y application OA&M
bkrs 1 y system Extended Backup and Restore
face 1 y application FACE
The order of the packages listed in the setinfo file must reflect
any package dependencies (if any) and must represent
the order in which the packages will occur on the media (in the case
Any package for which there exists a dependency must be listed prior
to the package(s) that depends on it.
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 25 April 2004