OpenSolaris 2009.06 Image Packaging System Guide
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Chapter 2

Learning About IPS

The Image Packaging System software is a network-centric packaging system.

Note - Both IPS and SVR4 packages are supported for the OpenSolaris 2009.06 release.

With IPS, users can perform the following tasks:

  • Create and manage images

  • Install new packages and update existing packages

  • Manage and search the software on your system

With the IPS publication tools, developers can perform the following:

  • Create and manage packaging repositories

  • Create and publish packages to a packaging repository

  • Provide a content mirror for an existing packaging repository

  • Retrieve the contents of an existing package from a packaging repository

  • Republish the contents of an existing package to a packaging repository

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