The list below describes four clusters. Note that as you progress through the list, each cluster contains the software of the preceding cluster plus additional software.
End User System Support contains Core System Support plus end user support such as the OpenWindows windowing system and the related DeskSet application files; this cluster includes the recommended software for an end user.
Developer System Support contains End User System Support plus the libraries, include files, and tools needed to develop software in the Solaris 7 operating environment. Compilers and debuggers are not included in the Solaris 7 operating environment.
For more information about this section's topics, see System Administration Guide, Volume I.
Software package management simplifies installing and updating software. Administration is simplified because the method for managing system software and third party applications is now consistent. The tools for creating software packages are in an application packaging tools library.
Use Admintool to:
Look at the software installed on the local system
Install or remove software on a local system
If you want to install or remove the software, you must run Admintool as superuser or as a user in the sysadmin group (group 14). You do not need to be superuser to look at the software packages that are already installed on a system.
The patchadd(1M) and patchrm(1M) commands are used to install and remove patches from a Solaris 2 system. You can add one or more patches to a system, client, service, or net install image.