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You might want to use one machine for builds and another (perhaps a VM or a local zone) to test the resulting binary code. One way to achieve this is to fire up an IPS package depot server instance to publish your freshly-built repository. Then you would configure the target machine to use this new publisher and update its boot environment in standard ways. This is detailed in Further information about BEs Installing built illumos packages into BEs on a remote host and non-onu updates.

You can run a package depot server instance from command-line, usually to install a single build, or you can set it up as an SMF service instance maintained by the build host's OS as any other service (including svcadm enablesvcadm disable and svcadm restart actions). Both methods are described below.