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OpenSolaris 2008.11 Image Packaging System Guide
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Chapter 2


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

Note - Both IPS and SVR4 packages are supported for the OpenSolaris 2008.11 release.

With IPS, users can perform the following basic tasks:

  • You can create your own image.

  • After you have created your own image, you can install new packages and update existing packages from an IPS repository to your image.

  • You can manage and search the packages on your image by using IPS commands that reference package attributes.

    See IPS Commands.

With IPS, developers can perform the following additional tasks:

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