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From documentation I can find (e.g. here, package manager seems to be only available as a GUI tool (as opposed to a command line utility).

Is it possible for me to run the package manager in the same manner of yum or apt-get?

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Interestingly the link you've provided (see here) already talks about GUI and CLI (Command-Line Interface) and refers to pkg(1) man page. So I just recommend using man pkg to get information about the package manager command-line interface.

Unfortunately I am not using Solaris Express but rather "normal" Solaris at office. Here you install packages using pkgadd, remove them with pgkrm and get information about packages using pkginfo. If Solaris Express uses the same package manager then you can simply install packages using pkgadd -d <Package-Name>.

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you're right about 'man pkg'! Thanks. Don't know why they call the CLI counterpart 'IPS framework'. Rather confusing... – Anthony Kong Jun 19 '11 at 11:36
CLI is a common abbreviation for "Command Line Interface" - so it's likely exactly what you're looking for. – SkyBeam Jun 19 '11 at 18:46
I know what CLI stands for. :-) I just did not know what IPS is referring to. Cheers – Anthony Kong Jun 20 '11 at 0:10
Just in case you still don't, it is Image Packaging System: – jlliagre Jun 22 '11 at 20:28

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