Jerry K | 22 Apr 06:01 2011

Sol 11 express - slim_install vs babel_install

I am coming to the Solaris 11 Express table late, and am trying to
figure out what the difference is between

pkg install slim_install   vs pkg install babel_install

my yahoo-fu isn't working very well tonight, and my RTFM attempt to read
the man page on pkg isn't helping very much either.

I did find this page, which suggest that

https://defect.opensolaris.org/bz/show_bug.cgi?id=17708

babel_install == desktop installation
slim_install  == server installation

is this the jist of this, or is there more I need to know.

Would anyone expand on this for me?

Thanks,

Jerry

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Alan Coopersmith | 22 Apr 08:04 2011
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Re: Sol 11 express - slim_install vs babel_install

On 04/21/11 09:01 PM, Jerry K wrote:
> I am coming to the Solaris 11 Express table late, and am trying to
> figure out what the difference is between
> 
> pkg install slim_install   vs pkg install babel_install
> 
> my yahoo-fu isn't working very well tonight, and my RTFM attempt to read
> the man page on pkg isn't helping very much either.
> 
> I did find this page, which suggest that
> 
> https://defect.opensolaris.org/bz/show_bug.cgi?id=17708
> 
> babel_install == desktop installation
> slim_install  == server installation
> 
> is this the jist of this, or is there more I need to know.

No, text_install would be more of the "server" installation.
(It's what the text installer uses, while the GUI installer on
 the Live CD uses slim_install.)

Originally, OpenSolaris had 2 forms of the Live CD - one with
English only and less compression, one with all the locales
thus requiring greater compression and much slower decompression
& installation.   slim_install was thus the base set of Live CD
packages with just the English locale, and babel_install was the
superset of slim_install to add all the other localizations.

Better compression technology and refactoring of the package sets
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Jerry K | 23 Apr 05:55 2011

Re: Sol 11 express - slim_install vs babel_install

Hello Alan,

Thank you for the follow up. I had stuck with the Nevada train instead
of the Indiana train during the OpenSolaris time period.

Jerry

On 04/22/11 01:04, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> 
> No, text_install would be more of the "server" installation.
> (It's what the text installer uses, while the GUI installer on
>  the Live CD uses slim_install.)
> 
> Originally, OpenSolaris had 2 forms of the Live CD - one with
> English only and less compression, one with all the locales
> thus requiring greater compression and much slower decompression
> & installation.   slim_install was thus the base set of Live CD
> packages with just the English locale, and babel_install was the
> superset of slim_install to add all the other localizations.
> 
> Better compression technology and refactoring of the package sets
> allow us to now just have one image for everywhere, so slim_install
> and babel_install are now exactly the same - if you look at the
> manifest for the babel_install package, you'll see it's nothing but
> a little metadata and a dependency on slim_install:
> 
> http://pkg.oracle.com/solaris/release/manifest/0/babel_install%400.1%2C5.11-0.151.0.1%3A20101105T053325Z
> 

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