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To add software packages after you have installed the operating system, use the pkg commands as described in the pkg(1) man page and in Chapter 12, Managing Software Packages (Tasks), in Oracle Solaris Administration: Common Tasks. Or, you can use the Oracle Solaris Package Manager GUI tool to install additional software. On the desktop menu, go to System>Administration>Package Manager.
Use the pkg commands or the Package Manager tool to find the names of packages you might want to install, get more information about the packages, and install the packages.
Optionally, you can install into a new boot environment, so that you can continue to use your current image if the new installation has problems.
With the pkg install command, you should use the -nv option first to see what the package installation will look like prior to actually installing the packages. After you have identified the packages you want to install and examined the output from the pkg install command with the -nv option, issue a command similar to the following to install additional software.
# pkg install --require-new-be --be-name newBEname packagename
This sample command include options to require creation of a new boot environment, and specifies a package to be installed.
If you do not have a GUI desktop and you want to install the Oracle Solaris desktop, install the solaris-desktop package.