Subject: Re: Solaris packages from pkgsrc
To: Malcolm Herbert <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/10/2007 00:17:12
On Fri, Dec 07, 2007 at 05:00:24PM +1100, Malcolm Herbert wrote:
> I've been playing with pkgtools/gensolpkg and it looks very nice ...
> One question I have though is whether it has been integrated into
> the pkgsrc tree to the point where one can build an entirely Solaris
> package based install? ie, pkgsrc knows how to do binary installs of
> dependancies if requested to do so - can it do the same with Solaris
> pkgsrc packages?

I haven't worked on Solaris packaging since gensolpkg was written,
which must make it 7 or 8 years old.  At the time I left it, it wasn't
integrated into the build mechanism, and I was building (NetBSD-style)
packages via pkgsrc, and then doing gensolpkg manually after that.

Having said that, integrating it into pkgsrc would be superb to have,
and I may be able to get my hands on some Sparc kit to do just that...
> ... which makes me wonder whether the bulk package builder would
> work too ... 8)

I think this is a SMOP, FSVO "small".

If you're interested in pursuing this, please contact me off list,
and we can try to further refine that 'S'.