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About This Book

1.  Oracle Solaris Management Tools (Road Map)

2.  Working With the Solaris Management Console (Tasks)

3.  Working With the Oracle Java Web Console (Tasks)

4.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Overview)

5.  Managing User Accounts and Groups (Tasks)

6.  Managing Client-Server Support (Overview)

7.  Managing Diskless Clients (Tasks)

8.  Introduction to Shutting Down and Booting a System

9.  Shutting Down and Booting a System (Overview)

10.  Shutting Down a System (Tasks)

11.  Modifying Oracle Solaris Boot Behavior (Tasks)

12.  Booting an Oracle Solaris System (Tasks)

13.  Managing the Oracle Solaris Boot Archives (Tasks)

14.  Troubleshooting Booting an Oracle Solaris System (Tasks)

15.  x86: GRUB Based Booting (Reference)

16.  x86: Booting a System That Does Not Implement GRUB (Tasks)

17.  Working With the Oracle Solaris Auto Registration regadm Command (Tasks)

18.  Managing Services (Overview)

19.  Managing Services (Tasks)

20.  Managing Software (Overview)

What's New in Software Management in the Oracle Solaris Operating System?

Oracle Solaris Auto Registration

Package and Patching Tools Enhancements to Support Oracle Solaris Zones

Deferred-Activation Patching

Common Agent Container Included in the Oracle Solaris OS

Improvements to How patchadd -M Command Handles Multiple Patches

Package and Patch Tool Enhancements

Where to Find Software Management Tasks

Overview of Software Packages

Tools for Managing Software Packages

Adding or Removing a Software Package (pkgadd)

Key Points for Adding Software Packages (pkgadd)

Guidelines for Removing Packages (pkgrm)

Restrictions on Adding and Removing Software Packages and Patches for Solaris Releases That Are Not Zones Aware

Avoiding User Interaction When Adding Packages (pkgadd)

Using an Administration File

Using a Response File (pkgadd)

21.  Managing Software With Oracle Solaris System Administration Tools (Tasks)

22.  Managing Software by Using Oracle Solaris Package Commands (Tasks)

23.  Managing Patches

A.  SMF Services


Restrictions on Adding and Removing Software Packages and Patches for Solaris Releases That Are Not Zones Aware

On systems that are running an Oracle Solaris release that is not zones aware, using any command that accepts the -R option to specify an alternate root path for a global zone that has non-global zones installed, does not work.

These commands include:

See the pkgadd(1M), pkgrm(1M), patchadd(1M), and patchrm(1M) man pages.