I frequently need to install a package on the global zone for a quick test on a development box.
When there are multiple prompts for one package I have to answer them for each zone. If the zone is not running then I need to wait for the zone to start up, answer the prompts, etc.
This is particularly annoying when if I'm getting packages from http://www.sunfreeware.com and using the
pkg-get utility which nicely pulls in dependencies for you.
Can I disable the zones temporarily? I haven't found a way to do this.