Opensolaris ips selective updating
You may also continue to use the legacy The Open Indiana distribution provides a basic set of packages, along with some extras.There are also 3rd party repositories which provide additional packages.
For those coming to Open Indiana from BSD or Linux, the IPS package manager will be an easy transition.
Open Indiana also has a powerful package manager, IPS, for updating and installing new software.
Although powerful, it may seem complicated at first; but, help is provided in these pages.
For a comprehensive history of the Open Solaris project, see Jim Grisanzio's Open Solaris timeline.
Open Indiana obtains its name from Project Indiana, an open source effort by Sun Microsystems (now Oracle Corporation) to produce Open Solaris, a community developed Unix-like distribution based on Sun Solaris.