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Old 05-11-2004, 08:01 PM   #1
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http://www.blastwave.org/ & pkg-get


Anyone familiar with them and the work/software they do?
 
Old 05-14-2004, 03:35 PM   #2
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I've installed packages from this site and found the automatic dependancy and update processing useful.
 
Old 05-14-2004, 06:18 PM   #3
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I use them on my ultra 10 sol 9 for me it works real well. Its nice when they solve dependensys and so...
 
Old 04-22-2006, 05:51 PM   #4
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I have just recently installed Solaris 10 x86 on my Latitude c600 notebook. I will try to make it and use it as a desktop pc. So that all the problems i would face in the process will help me learn solaris.

After the install, the first thing i did was install oss driver. Now i would like to install packages from blastwave. I followed blastwave's instructions on how to install pkg-get and wget. I did that and after that i faced some problems and i have some questions too.

1) Blastwave instructions talked about setting some path and exporting so that when we do 'which wget' and 'which pkg-get' they show up in the way of the shell. After a system reboot, the path we exported for wget and pkg-get gets out of the way. Which meant i had to do the exporting path thing again. Since this is a notebook intended to be a Desktop OS, i dont want to keep doing it again and again (the next time when i start my notebook). What is the command so that the exporting path thing is permanent?

2) I dont have a broadband net connection at home currently and at work i have access to high speed baseband internet. But i cannot connect my personal notebook to the company's network due to security reasons. I was planning to download all the 1,400+ packages to my usb external harddisk, and then use that at home.

My question is how can i use pkg-get to look for all the packages on a usb external harddisk(or on a remote computer as a shared folder containing all the packages)? i want to use pkg-get instead of manually using pkgadd so that all the dependencies are also covered.
 
Old 04-22-2006, 06:31 PM   #5
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Wow, reviving an almost 2 years old thread !

1) You can set root's PATH in /etc/default/login and /etc/default/su (variable SUPATH to uncomment and modify)
eg.
SUPATH=/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/opt/csw/bin

2) you can use the undocumented PKGGET_CACHE_FILES variable to ask pkg-get to keep the downloaded packages, they will stay in /var/pkg-get/downloads (unless you change this too with another undocument variable PKGGET_DOWNLOAD_DIR).

Just set PKGGET_CACHE_FILES to anything and export it before running pkg-get, eg.
Code:
export PKGGET_CACHE_FILES=true
pkg-get ...
If you wan't a copy of the whole stuff, the best way is to create your own Blastwave's mirror using rsync.
Look for "rsync servers" in http://www.blastwave.org/mirrors.php
 
Old 04-24-2006, 04:23 PM   #6
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I followed your step 1, its working thanks. I've no clue about the step 2 you described (plz forgive me i'm still a newbie for unix\linux). Regarding "rsync" thing, if i can connect my solaris notebook at work, then i'll be all set, because during my night shifts i would bring in my notebook to access corporate's internet access. If not then i dont know how i can access blastwave's rsync server from windows machine at my work.
 
  


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