How to Update an Installed Package from a Different Publisher (Doc ID 2125296.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11 11/11 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Sometimes it could be necessary to upgrade an installed version of package by a newer version from a different publisher.
For example, you want to install an updated version of a package built from the solaris-userland project [https://java.net/projects/solaris-userland/pages/Home]

If you try to install those packages even by specifying the new publisher name in the package name (ie pkg://<publisher>/...) it will most likely fail.
In this example, I want to replace the 'setuptools' packages from the 'solaris' publisher with a package from the 'nightly' publisher:

Solution

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