Subject: Re: 2007Q2 bootstrap issues on Solaris 10
To: Malcolm Herbert <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 10/17/2007 04:24:21
Malcolm Herbert wrote:
> I'm trying to set up a clean pkgsrc build area inside a Solaris 10
> zone to do bulk builds but am having issues getting the bootstrap
> properly installed. Because of idiosyncrasies with the intended install
> environment, I've had to set things up to install into /usr/local
> instead of the usual /usr/pkg directory tree, hence the need to keep
> this build segregated from the rest of the system.
> So, I created the zone and populated it and set up the SUNWspro compiler
> etc, etc. Building the bootstrap seemed to work OK, but it failed at the
> package registration step with the following messages:
> |# sh ./bootstrap --workdir work.sunos-5.10-sparc --prefix /usr/local --pkgdbdir /store/pkgsrc/db --pkgmandir
> |# /usr/local/man --sysconfdir /usr/local/etc --varbase /var

please use ksh instead of sh, because the latter might be /bin/sh, which 
is very broken.

--workdir should be an absolute path.

--pkgmandir should be the _sub_directory of PREFIX, not an absolute path.

Sorry that there is no plausibility check in bootstrap. I'll add them 
for 2004Q4.