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|Oracle Solaris 11 Express Image Packaging System Guide Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10|
The Oracle Solaris 11 Express Image Packaging System Guide describes the Oracle Solaris Image Packaging System (IPS). IPS tools enable you to install, upgrade, and remove software packages for the Oracle Solaris operating system. IPS also enables you to create your own software packages, create and manage package repositories, and mirror existing package repositories.
This book is for system administrators who install and manage software and manage system images.
Chapter 1, Introduction to the Image Packaging System describes the Image Packaging System and components such as packages, publishers, and repositories.
Chapter 2, IPS Graphical User Interfaces explains how to use Package Manager and Update Manager, including how to use Web Install.
Chapter 3, Working With Packages shows many examples of how to manage software packages and package publishers.
Chapter 4, Creating and Managing Images describes how to create and update images and how to set image properties.
Appendix A, IPS Command Reference briefly describes IPS commands and shows the pkg(1) man page.
Glossary defines IPS terms.
In addition to these books, see the Package Manager online help and the pkg(1M) and beadm(1M) man pages.
Getting Started With Oracle Solaris 11 Express explains how to install the Oracle Solaris OS and includes enough information about IPS to enable you to install additional software after the initial installation and keep your software updated.
Managing Boot Environments With Oracle Solaris 11 Express provides complete information about boot environments and how to use and manage them.
Oracle Solaris 11 Express Automated Installer Guide explains how to set up hands-free installations of clients on a network, including how to specify packages to install and publishers to use.
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The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.
Table P-1 Typographic Conventions
The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.
Table P-2 Shell Prompts