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OpenSolaris 2008.11 Image Packaging System Guide
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The Package Manager (IPS GUI)

The Package Manager application is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the IPS software. The Package Manager allows you to search, install, and remove packages; add, and modify repositories; and create and remove boot environments.

Figure 1-1 Package Manager
Package Manager Main Window

Note - For a complete list of the tasks and commands that can be performed with IPS, see the IPS man pages, the Chapter 8, pkg(1) Command Reference table and the Chapter 3, Advanced IPS Commands section.


For a definitions of the terms used in this document, see the Glossary.

You can start the Package Manager in the following ways:

Desktop Menu

Click System->Administration—>Package Manager.

Command line

Execute the following command at the prompt:

$ gksu packagemanager &

The Package Manager documentation is available in the Help menu of the application. Choose About->Help to learn how to use the Package Manager.

View the screencast to learn how to use the Package Manager.

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