Software management involves adding and removing software from stand-alone systems, servers, and their clients. This chapter describes the various tools that are available for installing and managing software.
This chapter does not describe installing the Oracle Solaris OS on a new system, nor does it describe installing or upgrading to a new version of the Oracle Solaris OS. For information about installing or upgrading the Oracle Solaris OS, see Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Installation Guide: Basic Installations.
The following is a list of the information that in this chapter:
For step-by-step instructions on managing software, see Chapter 21, Managing Software With Oracle Solaris System Administration Tools (Tasks) and Chapter 22, Managing Software by Using Oracle Solaris Package Commands (Tasks).
For information about managing software on systems that have Oracle Solaris zones installed, see Chapter 26, Adding and Removing Packages and Patches on a Solaris System With Zones Installed (Tasks), in System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones.