Re: debian / solaris
This sounds pretty much like:
If you are thinking of using dpkg, as a package management
tool why don't you try to just compile it and see if it works?
You can download the source from the normal deb searcher:
There are a few things you always have to do in order to compile
linux stuff on solaris (like writing a ldconfig script that
returns true) but it should be more or less fine.
I once wanted to make it the pkg management tool where I work,
I did not manage to compile the whole stuff.
However the core (dpkg-deb) worked fine so for demo purposes I
wrote a perl wrapper. The team wanted to stick to plain tar balls
I also think that dpkg was originally written in perl, you might
also search in that direction.