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Transitioning From Oracle® Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11.3

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Updated: December 2018

Software Management Features

The Oracle Solaris 11 software is distributed as IPS packages and many applications are available as IPS packages. After you install the OS, you can access package repositories to install additional or updated software packages on your system. With IPS commands, you can list, search, install, update, and remove software packages.

    Software management includes the following components:

  • IPS command-line utilities – IPS includes pkg commands that install and manage packages from the command line. IPS commands also enable you to manage package publishers and copy or create package repositories.

  • IPS repositories – An IPS repository is a location from which you can install software packages.

Note -  No upgrade path from Oracle Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11 is available. You must perform a fresh installation. Review the migration features in Figure 3, Table 3, Oracle Solaris 11 Transition Tools and Features. However, you can use the pkg update command to update from one Oracle Solaris 11 version to a newer Oracle Solaris 11 version.

See Managing Software and Boot Environments.