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Oracle Solaris 11 Express Image Packaging System Guide     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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1.  Introduction to the Image Packaging System

Image Packaging System

IPS Concepts

IPS Packages

Fault Management Resource Identifiers

Publishers and Repositories

Repository Origins and Mirrors

Images and Boot Environments

Package Variants and Facets

2.  IPS Graphical User Interfaces

3.  Working With Packages

4.  Creating and Managing Images

A.  IPS Command Reference


Image Packaging System

Oracle Solaris software is distributed in IPS packages. IPS packages are stored in IPS package repositories, which are populated by IPS publishers. A subset of the capabilities that are available through the IPS command-line interface is available through the IPS graphical user interfaces: Package Manager and Update Manager.

IPS tools provide the following capabilities:

To use IPS, you must be running the Oracle Solaris 11 Express operating system. To install the Oracle Solaris 11 Express release, see the Getting Started With Oracle Solaris 11 Express guide.