Subject: Re: Using pkgsrc for an OpenSolaris distro
To: Hubert Feyrer <hubertf@NetBSD.org>
From: Moinak Ghosh <Moinak.Ghosh@Sun.COM>
Date: 12/30/2005 18:19:27
Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Dec 2005, Moinak Ghosh wrote:
>> Solaris uses the SVR4 packaging mechanism. It is also available in
>> binary form (open-sourcing will take
>> some time) for use in OpenSolaris distros. However I wish to have a
>> more feature-packed packaging
> FWIW, IIRC there's some hooks in pkgsrc to produce 'native' solaris
> package. Try "env PACKAGE_NAME_TYPE=svr4 make package". (I've never
> used this, but I think it's a good start). I think you need to use
> pkgsrc/pkgtools/gensolpkg to use it... (documentation??? :-()
> I guess you already know how to use pkgsrc on Solaris, if not this may
> be useful: http://www.feyrer.de/Texts/Own/21c3-pkgsrc-paper.pdf (the
> details have changed, but it gives you a rough idea).
Thanks for the info. I am actually looking at Pkgsrc to be the native
for BeleniX with an SVR4 compatibility layer. In addition to the
ability to generate Solaris
packages I am also thinking about working on a way to do the reverse.
That is convert
SVR4 packages to Pkgsrc format - something like what is done by dpkg
alien in Debian.
> In the long run I'd love to see pkgsrc use different "native"
> packaging systems (for resolving dependencies and handling of binary
> packages), but that's a big pie in the sky.
> - Hubert