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Many of the commands shown in this chapter and in Chapter 5, Configuring Installed Images have an -n option that enables you to see what the command will do without making any changes.
Tip - Best practice is to use the -n option whenever it is available. Use the -n option with one or more verbose options (-nv, -nvv) and review the effects of the command before you execute the command without the -n option.
The following example shows information about a package installation that is not actually performed:
# pkg install -nv group/feature/amp Packages to install: 8 Estimated space available: 112.19 GB Estimated space to be consumed: 452.42 MB Create boot environment: No Create backup boot environment: No Services to change: 2 Rebuild boot archive: No Changed packages: solaris database/mysql-51 None -> 5.1.37,5.11-0.174.0.0.0.0.504:20110920T230125Z group/feature/amp None -> 0.5.11,5.11-0.174.0.0.0.0.2559:20110921T191255Z web/php-52 None -> 5.2.17,5.11-0.174.0.0.0.0.504:20110921T041858Z web/php-52/extension/php-apc None -> 3.0.19,5.11-0.174.0.0.0.0.504:20110921T041245Z web/php-52/extension/php-mysql None -> 5.2.17,5.11-0.174.0.0.0.0.504:20110921T041411Z web/server/apache-22/module/apache-dtrace None -> 0.3.1,5.11-0.174.0.0.0.0.504:20110921T042357Z web/server/apache-22/module/apache-fcgid None -> 2.3.6,5.11-0.174.0.0.0.0.504:20110921T042430Z web/server/apache-22/module/apache-php5 None -> 5.2.17,5.11-0.174.0.0.0.0.504:20110921T042738Z Services: restart_fmri: svc:/system/manifest-import:default svc:/system/rbac:default
The following command produces a large amount of output since so many packages would be affected. Notice the amount of additional space that would be used is in gigabytes, not megabytes. This operation might require a large amount of time and cause a large amount of network traffic between this image and the package repository. Notice that a new BE would not be created by default, but a backup BE would be created. See Boot Environment Policy Image Properties for information about when BEs are created.
# pkg change-facet -nv facet.locale.*=true Packages to update: 831 Variants/Facets to change: 1 Estimated space available: 112.19 GB Estimated space to be consumed: 2.96 GB Create boot environment: No Create backup boot environment: Yes Rebuild boot archive: No Changed variants/facets: facet facet.locale.*: True Changed packages: solaris ...