System Administration Guide: Virtualization Using the Solaris Operating System

Interactive Packages

Any package that must be interactive, which means that it has a request script, is added to the current zone only. The package is not propagated to any other zone. If an interactive package is added to the global zone, the package is treated as though it is being added by using the pkgadd command with the -G option. For more information about this option, see About Adding Packages in Zones (SVR4 Only).