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Packaging and Delivering Software With the Image Packaging System in Oracle® Solaris 11.2
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Chapter 1 IPS Design Goals, Concepts, and Terminology

Chapter 2 Packaging Software With IPS

Chapter 3 Installing, Removing, and Updating Software Packages

Chapter 4 Specifying Package Dependencies

Chapter 5 Allowing Variations

Chapter 6 Modifying Package Manifests Programmatically

Chapter 7 Automating System Change as Part of Package Installation

Chapter 8 Advanced Topics For Package Updating

Avoiding Conflicting Package Content

Renaming, Merging and Splitting Packages

Renaming a Single Package

Merging Two Packages

Splitting a Package

Obsoleting Packages

Preserving Packaged Editable Files that Migrate

Preserving Unpackaged Files

Moving Unpackaged Files on Directory Removal

Packaging the Directory Separately

How to Preserve a Directory After Content Uninstall

Sharing Content Across Boot Environments

Existing Shared Content in Oracle Solaris

Delivering Content to a Shared Area

How to Enable Your Application to Use a Shared Area

How to Migrate Unshared Content to a Shared Area

Delivering a File That Is Also Delivered by Another Package

Delivering Multiple Implementations of an Application

Attributes of Mediated Links

Specifying Mediated Links

Best Practices for Mediated Links

Chapter 9 Signing IPS Packages

Chapter 10 Handling Non-Global Zones

Chapter 11 Modifying Published Packages

Appendix A Classifying Packages

Appendix B How IPS Is Used To Package the Oracle Solaris OS

Preserving Packaged Editable Files that Migrate

One common issue with updating packages is the migration of editable files, either moving between packages or changing location in the installed file system.