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Updating Systems and Adding Software in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: May 2020

Image Packaging System

Oracle Solaris 11 software is distributed in IPS packages. IPS packages are stored in IPS package repositories, which are populated by IPS publishers. IPS packages are installed into Oracle Solaris 11 images.

IPS tools provide the following capabilities. See IPS Concepts for definitions of terms such as publisher and repository.

To use IPS, you must be running the Oracle Solaris 11 OS. To install the Oracle Solaris 11 OS, see Automatically Installing Oracle Solaris 11.4 Systems or Manually Installing an Oracle Solaris 11.4 System.