Transitioning From Oracle® Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11.2

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Updated: December 2014

Updating the Software on an Oracle Solaris System

With IPS, you can update all of the packages on your system that have available updates. Or, you can update individual packages that are not constrained by package dependencies or image policy. If a package is constrained, a message indicating what constraint is preventing the installation or update is provided. Package constraints generally represent a dependency or a version issue. For some package installation or updates, clone and backup BE creation is separate. If a clone is created, the changes are made in the clone and the current BE is not touched. If a backup BE is created, the changes are made in the current BE. To see the changes, you must reboot the system. If you are not satisfied with the changes, you can reboot to the backup BE. The use of pkg options and image policy settings enable you to specify a new or backup BE.