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This section provides general information such as behavior changes in the Oracle Solaris 11 Express release.
After a Live CD installation, the root password is initially set to the same password as the user account that is created during installation, but it is created in an expired state. In order to work around the issue described in Gksu Does Not Report Expired Password (6995127), immediately change the root password upon your first login. To do so, type the su command and enter your password, followed by typing the new root password, twice.
$ su Password: su: Password for user 'root' has expired New Password: Re-enter new Password: su: password successfully changed for root.
When you install or upgrade to the Oracle Solaris 11 Express release, the system initially has one publisher configured: the solaris publisher. This publisher has the following repository origin.
Use the following procedure to upgrade your OpenSolaris system to the Oracle Solaris 11 Express release. First, you upgrade your OpenSolaris system to the current build in the OpenSolaris release repository. Then, you upgrade that system to the Oracle Solaris 11 Express release.
Note - This procedure can be used whether you have an OpenSolaris release or an OpenSolaris development build installed on your system.
Direct upgrade from the Oracle Solaris 10 OS to the Oracle Solaris 11 Express release is not supported at this time. To upgrade an existing Oracle Solaris 10 system, consider using the Oracle Solaris 10 Containers which allows the existing system's image to be installed into a container on an Oracle Solaris 11 Express system.
For more information, see System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Zones, Oracle Solaris 10 Containers, and Resource Management
# pkg set-publisher -P -O http://pkg.opensolaris.org/release/ opensolaris.org
Note - To view your preferred publisher, perform this command:
# pkg publisher
# pkg image-update
# pkg set-publisher --non-sticky opensolaris.org # pkg set-publisher --non-sticky extra
# pkg set-publisher -P -g http://pkg.oracle.com/solaris/release/ solaris
# pkg image-update 2>&1 | less
Note - The pkg image-update command may indicate that the packaging software needs to be updated before proceeding with the update. Follow the directions and then reexecute the previous pkg image-update command.
# pkg image-update --accept
For more information, see Oracle Solaris 11 Express Image Packaging System Guide. Also, see the pkg(1) man page.
Over 1500 packages have been renamed in this release. The old names for the packages have been retained for now and point to the new names. The process of updating packages is an automatic process. You can determine the names of the new packages by looking at the Renamed to line in the output of the pkg info -r SUNWoldpackage command.
For a list of package mappings, classifications, and descriptions, see the following link:
The first packaging operation after you have upgraded your system to the latest release removes hundreds of empty packages. The removed packages are empty, renamed packages that are being purged from the system.
Workaround: This large-scale removal of empty packages can safely be ignored.