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1.  Image Packaging System Package Repositories

2.  Copying IPS Package Repositories

3.  Providing Access To Your Repository

4.  Maintaining Your Local IPS Package Repository


Copying and Creating Oracle Solaris 11 Package Repositories describes how to create a software package repository using the Oracle Solaris Image Packaging System (IPS) feature. IPS tools enable you to easily copy an existing repository or create your own repository for your own packages and easily update the packages in the repository. You can provide a file interface or a HTTP interface for users of the repository.

Who Should Use This Book

This book is for system administrators who install and manage software or assist others who install and manage software.

How This Book Is Organized

Related Documentation

Access to Oracle Support

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Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P-1 Typographic Conventions

The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output
Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.

What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output
machine_name% su


Placeholder: replace with a real name or value
The command to remove a file is rm filename.
Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized
Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.

Table P-2 Shell Prompts

Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell
Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell for superuser
C shell
C shell for superuser