The process of adding extra software in a zone at installation can be automated by revising the AI manifest. The specified packages and the packages on which they depend will be installed. The default list of packages is obtained from the AI manifest. The default AI manifest is /usr/share/auto_install/manifest/zone_default.xml. See Adding and Updating Software in Oracle Solaris 11.2 for information on locating and working with packages.Example 9-1 Revising the Manifest
The following procedure adds mercurial and a full installation of the vim editor to a configured zone named my-zone. (Note that only the minimal vim-core that is part of solaris-small-server is installed by default.)
Copy the default AI manifest to the location where you will edit the file, and make the file writable.
# cp /usr/share/auto_install/manifest/zone_default.xml ~/my-zone-ai.xml # chmod 644 ~/my-zone-ai.xml
Edit the file, adding the mercurial and vim packages to the software_data section as follows:
<software_data action="install"> <name>pkg:/group/system/solaris-small-server</name> <name>pkg:/developer/versioning/mercurial</name> <name>pkg:/editor/vim</name> </software_data>
Install the zone.
# zoneadm -z my-zone install -m ~/my-zone-ai.xml
The system displays:
A ZFS file system has been created for this zone. Progress being logged to /var/log/zones/zoneadm.20111113T004303Z.my-zone.install Image: Preparing at /zones/my-zone/root. Install Log: /system/volatile/install.15496/install_log AI Manifest: /tmp/manifest.xml.XfaWpE SC Profile: /usr/share/auto_install/sc_profiles/enable_sci.xml Zonename: my-zone Installation: Starting ... Creating IPS image Installing packages from: solaris origin: http://localhost:1008/solaris/54453f3545de891d4daa841ddb3c844fe8804f55/ DOWNLOAD PKGS FILES XFER (MB) Completed 169/169 34047/34047 185.6/185.6 PHASE ACTIONS Install Phase 46498/46498 PHASE ITEMS Package State Update Phase 169/169 Image State Update Phase 2/2 Installation: Succeeded ...