Subject: Re: pkgsrc on Solaris
To: Gavan Fantom <>
From: Robert Lillack <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/07/2004 17:14:19
Gavan Fantom wrote:

> At present roughly half of pkgsrc builds on Solaris. Recent infrastructure 
> changes have made a significant difference on Solaris, and should prove to 
> be useful in fixing common problems in the not too distant future.


One thing that could be useful to achive this goal (half of the
packages work) is manually setting


in /etc/mk.conf *after* installing gawk from pkgsrc. Also, many
packages seem to have trouble with Solaris' sed and need
USE_GNU_TOOLS+=sed in their Makefile. I'm going to report these,
if I find the time.

Cheers, Rob.
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