This chapter describes how to configure characteristics that apply to an entire image, such as configuring package publishers, restricting which packages can be installed, setting package signing policy, and configuring boot environment (BE) policy.
Configuring publishers, including setting origins, search order, keys and certificates, and proxies
Controlling installation of optional components by setting variants and facets
Locking packages to a specified version
Relaxing version constraints specified by constraint packages
Specifying the default implementation for an application by using a mediation
Avoiding installing some packages in a group package
Configuring image and publisher properties, including BE creation policy and package signing policy
Creating an image
Viewing package operation history
Many of these operations require increased privileges. See Installation Privileges for more information.
For a complete list of all options for commands discussed in this chapter, see the pkg(1) man page.