This section supplements Solaris 8 (SPARC Platform Edition) Installation Guide and Solaris 8 (Intel Platform Edition) Installation Guide.
The Solaris Web Start 3.0 installation method was updated at the Solaris 8 1/01 release to include custom package selection during installation or upgrade.
In prior releases of the Solaris 8 operating environment, when using the Solaris Web Start 3.0 installation method to install or upgrade, you could not customize the Solaris Software Group that you selected to install. The Solaris Web Start 3.0 utility included with the Solaris 8 1/01 release enables you to modify the selected Solaris Software Group by adding or removing software packages. When selecting which packages to add or remove, you need to know about software dependencies and how Solaris software is packaged.
Normally, you do not need to customize the Solaris installation by selecting to add or remove packages. Install the default packages for the Solaris Software Group.