OpenSolaris : Switching to the /dev development branch

In OpenSolaris, switching to the /dev development branch is a bit like switching to the testing branch for some linux distros. So you might want to think twice before doing so, as it might sometimes break things.

If you still want to do that, follow those instructions :

Change the default packages publisher

stephane@backup3:~$ pfexec pkg set-publisher -O

Update pkg

stephane@backup3:~$ pfexec pkg install SUNWipkg
DOWNLOAD                                    PKGS       FILES     XFER (MB)
Completed                                    3/3     113/113     0.49/0.49 

PHASE                                        ACTIONS
Removal Phase                                  28/28 
Install Phase                                  12/12
Update Phase                                 227/227 

Finally, perform the update of the packages to the /dev branch

stephane@backup3:~$ pfexec  pkg image-update
DOWNLOAD                                    PKGS       FILES     XFER (MB)
FSWxorg-fonts-core                         2/666   872/44604   8.20/723.02 

This might take a while !

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