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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

Chapter 4

Installing and Updating Software Packages

Package installation and update are affected by image configuration such as constraining some packages to a particular version, configuring publisher search order, and setting package signing properties. Image configuration is discussed in Chapter 5, Configuring Installed Images. The instructions and results shown in this chapter assume default image configuration.

How to determine which packages are already installed, which packages are available to install, and which packages have updates available is covered in Chapter 3, Getting Information About Software Packages.

This chapter shows how to perform the following tasks:

Installing, updating, and uninstalling packages require increased privileges. See Installation Privileges for more information.