Re: debian / solaris
Merci Loic for the reply
> This sounds pretty much like:
Yes. Thanks for the link. I'll have a look.
It seems rather old though (1998), and not maintained any more.
> 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?
This is what I wanted to do. I just wondered if some ones did it before.
> You can download the source from the normal deb searcher:
Among others I would have like to be able to bootstrap the process
without having to use .deb packages (As at first I don't have deb
tools...). I didn't find the minimal bootstrap stuff in "regular" source
package (.tar.gz or .tar.bz2)
I know I can use my linux box to "undeb" the source packages and then
probably compile the stuff on the solaris workstation. But this is not
very convenient in my context. I don't have a debian machine available
next (in the network sense) to my solaris station.
> 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.
How about 'libc'?
> I once wanted to make it the pkg management tool where I work,
> I did not manage to compile the whole stuff.
Would you have something available as a starting point for me?
> 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
> and makefiles...
> I also think that dpkg was originally written in perl, you might
> also search in that direction.
...in the last resort. Does it really worth to retrieve such an old set
Feel free to comment or to give ideas.