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Transitioning From Oracle Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11.1     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  Transitioning From Oracle Solaris 10 to an Oracle Solaris 11 Release (Overview)

2.  Transitioning to an Oracle Solaris 11 Installation Method

3.  Managing Devices

4.  Managing Storage Features

5.  Managing File Systems

6.  Managing Software and Boot Environments

7.  Managing Network Configuration

8.  Managing System Configuration

Comparing Oracle Solaris 10 System Configuration to Oracle Solaris 11 System Configuration

System Configuration Changes and Migration of System Configuration to SMF

SMF Administrative Changes

SMF Manifest Creation Tool

System Process Summary

System Console, Terminal Services, and Power Management Changes

System Console and Terminal Services Changes

Power Management Configuration Changes

System Configuration Tools Changes

System Registration and System Support Changes

System Boot, Recovery, and Platform Changes

GRUB, Firmware, and Disk Labeling Changes

Booting for System Recovery

How to Boot From a Backup BE for Recovery Purposes

How to Boot the System For Recovery Purposes

Boot, Platform, and Hardware Changes

Printer Configuration and Management Changes

Removal of the LP Print Service

How to Set Up Your Printing Environment After Installing Oracle Solaris 11

Internationalization and Localization Changes

Locale and Time Zone Configuration Changes

9.  Managing Security

10.  Managing Oracle Solaris Releases in a Virtual Environment

11.  Managing User Accounts and User Environments

12.  Managing Desktop Features

A.  SPARC Automated Installation Scenario

Printer Configuration and Management Changes

The legacy LP print service has been replaced by the Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS). CUPS is a modular, open-source printing system that uses the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) as the basis for managing printers, print requests, and print queues. CUPS supports network printer browsing and PostScript Printer Description-based printing options. CUPS also provides a common printing interface across a local network.

Removal of the LP Print Service

The following important changes are a result of the removal of the LP print service:

See Chapter 1, Setting Up and Administering Printers by Using CUPS (Overview), in Configuring and Managing Printing in Oracle Solaris 11.1.

How to Set Up Your Printing Environment After Installing Oracle Solaris 11

Use the following procedure to set up your printing environment to work with CUPS after a fresh installation.

  1. Verify that the cups/scheduler and the cups/in-lpd SMF services are online.
    # svcs -a | grep cups/scheduler
    # svcs -a | grep cups/in-lpd
  2. If these services are not online, enable them.
    # svcadm enable cups/scheduler
    # svcadm enable cups/in-lpd
  3. Check that the printer/cups/system-config-printer package is installed.
    # pkg info print/cups/system-config-printer
    • If the package is already installed, you are ready to configure printers by using CUPS.
    • If the package is not installed, install the package:
      # pkg install print/cups/system-config-printer

Next Steps

For instructions, see Setting Up and Administering Printers by Using CUPS Command-Line Utilities in Oracle Solaris Administration: Common Tasks.