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Re: dpkg port to HP-UX

On Mon, Jan 25, 1999 at 10:37:31AM +0000, Jules Bean wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Jan 1999, loic wrote:
> > Fabrizio Polacco wrote:
> >
> > > Now I have to evaluate packaging systems for that platform, and I would
> > > like to push a Free solution, a debian one specifically (because it's
> > > the best :-).
> >
> > We do think the same... (we do the same thing:)
> > I'm setting up a dpkg package manager under solaris...
> > ...But the porting work has already been done.
> >
> > Good luck,
> > Loic.
> >
> > (And maybe contact Julian Bean about it; look at his message on debian-dpkg,
> > http://www.debian.org/Lists-Archives/debian-dpkg-9812/msg00021.html)
> In that message I merely express an interest - it's a cool idea.
> In fact, I think Ben Collins has a working system on Solaris - check out
> earlier emails in the same thread.

Yes, he was talking about the very same port :) In fact if any one is
interested, I've dumped the stuff at:


This stuff may not work that well, and may very well need some extra
care in getting it to work properly (read, it runs, but may not take
sunos'isms into account). My final work on this hardcodes a prefix of
/usr/larc so it may be awhile till I can setup some base pkg's that use
the standard directories. Please don't expect me to answer too many
questions about it, as it is only for those poor developers that need a
better soltion than pkgadd, and pkgrm, but can't use GNU/Linux in the
work place for one reason or another.

NOTE: the main sunos'ism to overcome:

echo "#!/bin/sh" > /usr/bin/ldconfig
chmod 755 /usr/bin/ldconfig

Any one know if GNU ldso can be compiled for Solaris without requiring
glibc to be compiled for it? (I hate having to work with sunos ldso).

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