Package management of OpenSolaris

Hisayoshi Kato

how to identify the IPS package

 Now, I will explain how each IPS package is represented. For pkg(1), each package is identified by Fault Management Resource Identifier (FMRI).

 For example, FMRI is represented in the following format:


 You can see that this is defined by attributes shown in Figure 2.

How to add repositories and packages

 First, use the pkg(1) command to utilize a package from sunfreeware IPS repository. Use the following command to add sunfreeware IPS repository.

# pkg set-authority -O

 Use the following command to install the Netbeans from IPS repository,

# pkg install netbeans
SUNWlibnb-visualweb1 1/18 108/5423 4.30/340.13

 When the above commands are run, all packages that are automatically selected by dependencies will be downloaded. If installation fails, downloaded files will be removed.

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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