The price of riding along the edge is that sometimes you fall over it.
Fortunately, Open Solaris' boot environments make it easy to get back on your feet.
Without this option, a backup BE is created based on image policy.See Boot Environment Policy Image Properties for an explanation of when backup BEs are created automatically. Without this option, a BE is created based on image policy.See Boot Environment Policy Image Properties for an explanation of when BEs are created automatically.This section discusses options that are common to multiple installation-related commands.Note that setting or unsetting a mediator, changing a variant or facet, fixing a package, or reverting a file can also involve installing, updating, or uninstalling packages.Tip - Explicitly specifying a new boot environment is the safest way to install or update. The new boot environment is the default boot selection the next time you restart the system.The new boot environment is a clone of the current boot environment with the specified install, uninstall, or update changes applied. The current boot environment is still available to be booted.See Installation Privileges in Adding and Updating Oracle Solaris 11 Software Packages for more information.Use the commands described in Getting Information About Packages to identify a package that you want to install.This operation is likely to update key system packages and create a new boot environment.(5) man page to understand how files with these attributes are handled during installation and update.