Re: debian / solaris
Going in that direction, it will be hard not to get, as you asked
before, into the SUN/pkg vs. dpkg (or rpm or ...) discussion.
Just to give you an idea of what we wanted (I repeat, I failed this
- seperate the blast from the system's goal
- permits independant installation and run of concurrent set of packages
- easy roll-up / roll-back of two concurrent running sets of packaging
- We looked at SUN pkg and prefered dpkg.
- Then blasting production a system was made by usual scripts and SUN
pkg, including a home made SUN pkg of dpkg.
- And the rest (our home made products + GNU tools dependencies) were
managed by dpkg
Andrew Sharp wrote:
> Mike Renfro wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 16, 2001 at 04:12:44AM -0700, Andrew Sharp wrote:
> > > What's wrong with Solaris' package system? I found in two seconds a
> > > web site with a large number of the most common packages used in
> > > linux and freebsd packaged for Solaris package system. They worked
> > > great and I didn't have to spend precious time porting a package
> > > system meant for some other operating system.
> > Well, first off, I don't think my Solaris 7 boxes came with anything
> > in /usr/local/pkg, or maybe I misunderstand. I used sunfreeware.com
> You misunderstand.
> # man pkgadd
> # man pkginfo
> that should get you started.
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