Subject: Re: gensolpkg: relax 9-character package name length limit.
To: Bill Sommerfeld <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/22/2005 09:37:34
On Thu, Oct 20, 2005 at 11:48:02AM -0400, 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
> this turned out to be GNOME, which, well, has a lot of packages with
> similar names which would be hell to condense into SUNWxxxxx format.
> It's time to take advantage of this in gensolpkg.
> I've attached a diff to gensolpkg/patches/patch-ac for review.  
> unless anyone objects, I'll commit this in a few days.

One further question - why the addition of the -f argument to the
invocation of compress(1)? (I don't have a Solaris box to hand right