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Re: OT: Linux/BSD package managers under (gasp!) Solaris ...

On 2000-10-20 19:31, tony mancill wrote:
>> >We have an install-base that needs to be run on a number of different
>> >machines on various sites, running anything from SunOS 4.x all the way
>> >to Solaris 2.7 (nee SunOS 5.7) ... it's reasonably large and at the
>> [snip]
>> >So far the only one that I can think of that fits all of these criteria
>> >is the Debian package management toolset, although I haven't been able
>> >to find out where/how to compile it for Solaris or if anyone has done so
>> >already ...
>> I am in the same situation.  I am prepared to contribute some time towards
>> porting dpkg/dselect to Solaris.  I don't have enough time available to do
>> all the work myself though.
>I've got a Solaris 8 box I can use to work on this, but unfortunately I
>cannot put on the net.  Can anyone give tips about how to get started?
>E.g. what all should we port?  How should we bootstrap the install if
>dpkg/apt?  (With a Solaris pkgadd, perhaps?)

We should all try playing with this independantly.  We can send the patches 
to the Debian maintainers who should be happy to accept them.

>If things go well, AIX 4.3.3 is next!


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