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Re: Solaris 10 binary pkgsrc set?
I usually quickly setup Solaris 10 machines now from
Obviously the packages are somewhat old, the newest being from March
2012. They put a single pop-up inviting you to go to the new site.
You can get the whole lot in one go from
On 2 October 2013 06:46, Malcolm Herbert <mjch%mjch.net@localhost> wrote:
> I've installed a new x86 Solaris 10 in a VM but was annoyed to discover
> that sunfreeware is now a paid service.
> Given my history with NetBSD I'd prefer to try getting pkgsrc running on
> this host, but I'm struggling to get that working as documented.
> The 'supported platforms' section of http://www.pkgsrc.org/ claims
> '9,800 pkgsrc-2013Q1 binary packages for Solaris / illumos / SmartOS'
> however the linked page seems to only refer to binary packages for
> Illumos and SmartOS - are there equivalent Solaris 10 binary package
> I'd prefer to use pre-built binaries if possible rather than compile
> pkgsrc packages.
> I did have a shot at installing the Illumos bootstrap, however I suspect
> the binaries that are built for this assume a different library ABI
> which is tagged ILLUMOS_0.1:
> |# pkgin -y update
> |ld.so.1: pkgin: fatal: libc.so.1: version 'ILLUMOS_0.1' not found (required
> by file /opt/pkg/bin/pkgin)
> |ld.so.1: pkgin: fatal: libc.so.1: open failed: No such file or directory
> As an aside, Solaris binaries can be compiled against particular library
> ABI versions as part of Sun/Oracle's goal for supporting old binaries
> on new platforms. Are there any in common with those on Illumos/SmartOS
> that were present before these forked from Solaris? Would it make sense
> to compile for those library ABI versions? That could help resolve this
> issue as (I'm guessing) binaries compiled for any platform would be
> compatable (more or less) ... given the OS-agnostic nature of most of
> the packages in pkgsrc, this should be good enough to get most things
> working without issues, as far as I can tell
>  http://www.perkin.org.uk/posts/whats-new-in-pkgsrc-2013Q1.html
> Malcolm Herbert
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