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Packaging and Delivering Software With the Image Packaging System in Oracle® Solaris 11.4

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Updated: November 2018
 
 
Chapter 6

Automating System Change as Part of Package Operations

This chapter explains how to specify that modification of a particular action should be performed in a new boot environment (BE) and how to specify that additional operations are needed when a particular package action is modified. To specify these requirements, use an action attribute called an actuator.

In general, actuators are needed only when the package system is operating on a live system image. A live image is the image mounted at / of the active, running BE of the current zone.

This chapter describes:

  • How to specify that action modification needs to be performed in a new boot environment (BE)

  • How to use service actuators on a package action

  • How to deliver an SMF service in an IPS package

  • How to deliver a first boot service in an IPS package

  • How to deliver an SMF service that assembles multiple files into one file, such as a configuration file, on package installation