Subject: Re: gensolpkg: relax 9-character package name length limit.
To: None <>
From: Klaus Heinz <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/20/2005 20:47:27
Bill Sommerfeld wrote:
> There have been updates to the solaris package tools (including binary
> patches for all currently supported releases) which relax the
> 9-character package name limit to 32 characters.  The driving factor for

If I remember correctly, Solaris 8 is the earliest release pkgsrc really
supports nowadays, though I think I read about someone trying it out with
Solaris 7.

Looking on sunsolve, I found:

  Solaris 7
    sparc 107443-23
    x86 107444-23

  Solaris 8
    sparc 110934-24
    x87 110935-24
  Solaris 9
    sparc 113713-21 
    x86 114568-20

If this is correct, then even Solaris 7 seems to be able to handle
longer package names.

I would like gensolpkg handling longer names.