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1.  Introduction to the Image Packaging System

2.  IPS Graphical User Interfaces

3.  Working With Packages

4.  Creating and Managing Images

A.  IPS Command Reference



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.

Who Should Use This Book

This book is for system administrators who install and manage software and manage system images.

How This Book Is Organized

Related Documentation

In addition to these books, see the Package Manager online help and the pkg(1M) and beadm(1M) man pages.

Documentation, Support, and Training

See the following web sites for additional resources:

Oracle Software Resources

Oracle Technology Network offers a range of resources related to Oracle software:

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P-1 Typographic Conventions

The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output
Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.

What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output
machine_name% su


Placeholder: replace with a real name or value
The command to remove a file is rm filename.
Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized
Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

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

Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell
Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell for superuser
C shell
C shell for superuser