Image Packaging System
The Image Packaging System, also known as IPS or pkg(5), is a cross-platform package management system created by the OpenSolaris community in coordination with Sun Microsystems. It is used by OpenSolaris and a growing number of layered applications, including GlassFish, across a variety of OS platforms.
- Use of ZFS, allowing multiple boot environments and easy package operation rollbacks
- Transactional actions
- Support for multiple platform architectures within a single package
- Legacy support for SVR4 packages
- Extensive search grammar
- Remote search capability
- Changes-only based package updates
- Network package repository
- File and network-based package publication
- Package operation history
- On-disk package format (p5p)
- Multi-platform ports for layered applications:
- Java.net project: Image Packaging System
- Multi-platform Packaging for Layered Distros
- Update Center 2.0 (multiplatform IPS)
- "Packaging and Delivering Software With the Image Packaging System in Oracle Solaris 11.1". Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
- Walker, Shawn. "On-disk Format Proposal". Image Packaging System. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
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