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  • February 25, 2019

Oracle Solaris Repository Reorganisation

Albert White
Manager, Software Maintenance Engineering

As we mentioned in a blog post back in December we've been reorganizing the Oracle Solaris repositories.

The first stage of this in December was to introduce two new repositories for older Solaris packages:

Today we are completing the reorganisation by removing the Oracle Solaris 11.2 and earlier content from the main release and support repositories.

Customers using our repositories to update their Oracle Solaris 11.3 and 11.4 systems need take no action.

Users who need access to the (rather old) Oracle Solaris 11.2 and earlier software can access the packages via two legacy repositories http://pkg.oracle.com/solaris/legacy/release and https://pkg.oracle.com/solaris/legacy/support.

This move does have one side effect for those customers using the --clone option to pkgrecv. The --clone option makes a complete clone of the source repository thus using this option will also cause the destination repository to be purged of the earlier updates of Solaris 11 (namely 11.0, 11.1, 11.2). Of course the legacy repositories could also be cloned is this content is required.

 

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Comments ( 2 )
  • DavidH Monday, February 25, 2019
    Will people be able to upgrade directly from Solaris 11.0 to Solaris 11.4 without the legacy repositories?
  • Stacey Marshall Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    Thanks for the update and for trimming down the repository. I looked up the '--clone' option as I hadn't used that, assuming it is not removed from the comment it's documentation can be found in Creating Package Repositories in Oracle® Solaris 11.4 https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E37838_01/html/E60982/howtoclonerepo.html
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