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|Oracle Solaris 11 Express Image Packaging System Guide Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10|
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:
List, search, install, update, and remove software packages.
List, add, and remove package publishers. Change publisher attributes such as search priority and stickiness.
Update your system to a new software release.
Create mirrors of existing package repositories.
Create new package repositories.
Create and publish packages.
List, create, rename, activate, and remove boot environments.
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.