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1.  Introduction to the Image Packaging System

Image Packaging System

Installation Privileges

IPS Concepts

IPS Packages

Fault Management Resource Identifiers

Publishers, Repositories, and Package Archives

Repository Origins and Mirrors

Images and Boot Environments

Package Facets and Variants

2.  IPS Graphical User Interfaces

3.  Getting Information About Software Packages

4.  Installing and Updating Software Packages

5.  Configuring Installed Images

Image Packaging System

Oracle Solaris 11 software is distributed in IPS packages. IPS packages are stored in IPS package repositories, which are populated by IPS publishers. IPS packages are installed into Oracle Solaris 11 images. A subset of the capabilities that are available through the IPS command-line interface is available through the Package Manager graphical user interface.

IPS tools provide the following capabilities. See IPS Concepts for definitions of terms such as publisher and repository.

To use IPS, you must be running the Oracle Solaris 11 OS. To install the Oracle Solaris 11 OS, see Installing Oracle Solaris 11 Systems.

Installation Privileges

The commands discussed in Chapter 3, Getting Information About Software Packages do not require any special privilege to use. Tasks such as installing and updating IPS packages, setting publishers, and modifying images require more privilege.

Use one of the following methods to gain more privilege: