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Adding and Updating Oracle Solaris 11 Software Packages     Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library
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1.  Introduction to the Image Packaging System

2.  IPS Graphical User Interfaces

3.  Getting Information About Software Packages

4.  Installing and Updating Software Packages

Previewing an Operation

Installing and Updating Packages

Boot Environment Options

Installing a New Package

Installing a Package into a New Boot Environment

Rejecting a Package

Updating a Package

Fixing Package Problems

Verifying Package Installation

Fixing Verification Errors

Restoring a File

Uninstalling Packages

5.  Configuring Installed Images

Uninstalling Packages

Use the pkg uninstall command to remove installed packages.

/usr/bin/pkg uninstall [-nvq] [--no-index] [--no-be-activate]
    [--no-backup-be | --require-backup-be] [--backup-be-name name]
    [--deny-new-be | --require-new-be] [--be-name name]
    pkg_fmri_pattern ...

If a package is the subject of a group dependency, uninstalling the package places it on the avoid list. See Marking Packages To Be Avoided for information about the avoid list.

When you specify the --no-index option, the search indices are not updated after the operation has completed successfully. Specifying this option might save some time if you are installing a large number of packages. When you are finished with all install, update, and uninstall operations, you can use pkg refresh to update the list of available packages and publisher metadata for each publisher specified. If no publishers are specified, the refresh is performed for all publishers.