Subject: Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/mk
To: Alistair Crooks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jim Wise <email@example.com>
Date: 12/17/2001 11:29:38
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On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, Alistair Crooks wrote:
>A quick look through defs.SunOS.mk yields the following programs which
>exist in /usr/xpg4/*:
>I must admit that I didn't really notice what packages were installed
>when the Solaris support was originally made, sorry.
>Anyway, I'm fairly sure that someone once posted a list of Solaris OS
>packages that needed to be installed for pkgsrc on Solaris - I just
>can't find it at the moment. But I'm also fairly sure that the xpg4
>one is needed - see above.
That was me :-)
That was also some time ago.
Anyway, so it's clear, I'm definitely not complaining about us depending
on xpg4 (and as I said and you point out, we've depended on it for a
long time). I was just wondering if there's an up to date list out
As discussed in private email with tron (whose work on this I really
appreciate, btw), I'll try to put together such a list as soon as I get
some time/money to get my Ultra back on line.
>On Mon, Dec 17, 2001 at 11:06:03AM -0500, Jim Wise wrote:
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>> Is there a document somewhere of what Solaris OS packages must be
>> installed in order to use pkgsrc under Solaris? Is there any way we
>> could make defs.SunOS.mk enforce a check of these packages?
>> (I ask because it is not uncommon for a Solaris admin to not install
>> /usr/xpg4, and pkgsrc depends on it in multiple places, including this
>> On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, Matthias Scheler wrote:
>> >Module Name: pkgsrc
>> >Committed By: tron
>> >Date: Mon Dec 17 09:36:31 UTC 2001
>> >Modified Files:
>> > pkgsrc/mk: defs.SunOS.mk
>> >Log Message:
>> >Use "/usr/xpg4/bin/sed" instead of "/usr/bin/sed" under Solaris because
>> >the later one has problem with very long lines which will e.g. break the
>> >"x11-links" package.
>> >To generate a diff of this commit:
>> >cvs rdiff -r1.17 -r1.18 pkgsrc/mk/defs.SunOS.mk
>> >Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
>> >copyright notices on the relevant files.
>> - --
>> Jim Wise
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