Subject: Binary packages for Soalris 8 sparc available
To: None <>
From: Stoned Elipot <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/11/2002 12:33:06

I have made a few packages available which should help people to use the
NetBSD packages collection (pkgsrc) on Solaris.

Those packages are intended to allow one to start using pkgsrc on a otherwise
fresh Solaris 8 sparc machine. They provide the minimum required
tools to install further software from pkgsrc. Their prefix/basedir is

Below is the list of these packages, their URL and a short description.

Located in you will find:

  This is a Solaris package for Zoularis version 20010704. It installs itself
  in /usr/pkg/bsd path. One installs it - after uncompressing it with Solaris'
  /usr/bin/gunzip - with Solaris' /usr/sbin/pkgadd command.

  This is GNU texinfo 4.0 package in pkg_* format. It is a prerequisite
   for the following packages. To be installed with /usr/pkg/bsd/bin/pkg_add.

  This is GNU gcc 2.95.3 package in pkg_* format.
  To be installed with /usr/pkg/bsd/bin/pkg_add.

  This is CVS 1.11 package in pkg_* format. It would allow you to grab
  latest pkgsrc sources from say
  To be installed with /usr/pkg/bsd/bin/pkg_add.

  Those are the same package as the previous three but in Solaris format.
  They can be installed - after uncompressing them with Solaris'
  /usr/bin/gunzip - with Solaris' /usr/sbin/pkgadd if you find this more

An outstanding little quirk in pkg_* commands would require you
to explicitly specify the PKG_TMPDIR in the environment while running the
pkg_add command. Example for /bin/sh :

PKG_TMPDIR=/tmp /usr/pkg/bsd/bin/pkg_add gcc-2.95.3.tgz

Enjoy, Stoned.