A post on the Insights from Release Engineering explains the four current IPS system groups included in the xml manifest files that are used for different types of installations by the various Solaris installers. These are for the following:
- Oracle Solaris Desktop
- Oracle Solaris Large Server
- Oracle Solaris Small Server
- Oracle Solaris Automated Installer Client
The post adds that there are also several "feature" groups such as AMP and GNU Developer Tools, which are provided for convenience, but are not used directly by any installers. The post also provides details on retrieving group package information, installing a group, and creating a group of one's own.
Creating a DIY IPS Package
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