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Adding and Updating Software in Oracle® Solaris 11.3

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Updated: September 2018
Chapter 5

Configuring Installed Images

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.