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Transitioning From Oracle Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11     Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library
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1.  Transitioning From Oracle Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11 (Overview)

2.  Transitioning to an Oracle Solaris 11 Installation Method

3.  Managing Devices

4.  Managing Storage Features

5.  Managing File Systems

6.  Managing Software

Oracle Solaris 11 Package Changes

Oracle Solaris 10 SVR4 and IPS Package Comparison

IPS Installation Package Groups

Displaying Information About Software Packages

Updating the Software on Your Oracle Solaris 11 System

Installing Maintenance Updates on an Oracle Solaris 11 System

How to Configure the Oracle Solaris support Repository

Managing Boot Environments

Tools for Managing Boot Environments

Reviewing the Initial ZFS BE After an Installation

How to Update Your ZFS Boot Environment

7.  Managing Network Configuration

8.  Managing System Configuration

9.  Managing Security

10.  Managing Oracle Solaris Releases in a Virtual Environment

11.  User Account Management and User Environment Changes

12.  Using Oracle Solaris Desktop Features

A.  Transitioning From Previous Oracle Solaris 11 Releases to Oracle Solaris 11

Oracle Solaris 10 SVR4 and IPS Package Comparison

Review the following information about software packaging in Oracle Solaris 11:

The following table compares SVR4 package and patch commands with IPS package commands.

Table 6-1 SVR4 and IPS Package Command Equivalents

SVR4 Package Command
IPS Package Command Equivalent
pkg install
pkg update
pkg uninstall
pkgadm addcert, pkgadm removecert
pkg set-publisher -k, -c, --approve-ca-cert, --revoke-ca-cert, unset-ca-cert
pkginfo, pkgchk -l
pkg info, pkg list, pkg contents, pkg search
pkg verify, pkg fix, pkg revert

IPS Installation Package Groups

Oracle Solaris 10 installation methods provide software package clusters that install a group of packages based on the system's purpose, such as minimal network, desktop, developer, and all for servers.

In comparison, IPS provides package installation groups that represent a larger server environment, desktop environments, an AI client environment, and so on.

Display package group information as follows:

# pkg info -r *group*

Display the contents of these package groups:

# pkg contents -o fmri -r -t depend pkg-grouping

Determine which package group is currently installed on your system:

# pkg list group/system/\* 

IPS also includes other meta and group packages that can be installed on your system to provide a trusted desktop or multi-user desktop.

If you want to install most packages, similar to installing the Solaris 10 SUNWCall package cluster, consider installing the group/system/solaris-large-server package group.