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

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Updated: February 2020
Chapter 4

Allowing Variations

This chapter explains how to provide different installation options to the end user. Installation of mutually exclusive components is controlled by variants, and installation of optional components is controlled by facets.

Both variants and facets are comprised of the following two components:

  • Tags set on actions in a package manifest

  • A property set on the image

Controlling Installation of Optional Components in Updating Systems and Adding Software in Oracle Solaris 11.4 explains how variants and facets affect installation and how administrators can change the values of variant and facet properties in the image.