Solaris 10 What's New

SPARC: 64-bit Package Changes

This feature is new in the Software Express pilot program. This feature is included in the Solaris 10 3/05 release.

In previous Solaris releases, the Solaris software was delivered in separate packages for 32-bit components and 64-bit components. Now, packaging has been simplified with most 32-bit components and 64-bit components being delivered in a single package. The combined packages retain the names of the original 32-bit packages, and the 64-bit packages are no longer delivered.

The removal of the 64-bit packages simplifies installation and increases performance:

The 64-bit packages are renamed with the following conventions:

This change means that you might need to modify your custom JumpStart script or other package installation scripts to remove references to the 64-bit packages.