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Re: Package dependancies on Solaris

On Tue, Aug 22, 2000 at 05:07:24PM -0500, Bolan Meek wrote:
> Sanjeev Gupta wrote:
> > 
> > Folks,
> > 
> > This is not on-topic, but I would apprecite an answer.
> > 
> > A client I am migrating from Solaris 7 to Debian/Sparc
>                                             ^^^^^^^^^^^^
> I think this makes this on-topic enough  ;{)>  My hearty
> encouragement in your endeavor.
> > has tonnes of stuff installed.  There is no documentation
> > ntation on why a particular package was installed.
> > To enable us to create a list of services that he is
> > running, we started to de-install packages, useing pkgrm,
> > and checking if the dozens of services he requires still work.
> I question this approach, since it doesn't seem to lead
> to a conversion to Linux.  A structured attack seems better:
> define what the needed services are, and find out if there
> are free/open/free-enough software packages and/or sources
> to provide those needed services, or at least, closed ports
> to Linux for them.

Agreed. If you defined the services needed, installing them on a Debian
system will automatically install the other needed dependencies. If you
try to break it down by "we used perl 5.002" and "we had CDE" and ask "do
they relate?", then you'll go crazy in the end.

/  Ben Collins  --  ...on that fantastic voyage...  --  Debian GNU/Linux   \
`  bcollins@debian.org  --  bcollins@openldap.org  --  bcollins@linux.com  '

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