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Old 12-19-2007, 06:30 AM   #1
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Solaris 10 Package Management Using GNOME


I believe that it is GNOME (default windows GUI) in Solaris 10, but what is the application that handles the package management like in Suse it would be Yast and etc...
 
Old 12-19-2007, 07:10 AM   #2
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It's GNOME, but if you're looking for somehing like Synaptic or Yast stop searching because you're not going to find it.

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Old 12-19-2007, 08:12 AM   #3
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pkgadd, pkgrm, pkginfo
 
Old 12-19-2007, 04:33 PM   #4
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You can try blastwave

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I believe that it is GNOME (default windows GUI) in Solaris 10, but what is the application that handles the package management like in Suse it would be Yast and etc...
A good one doesn't really exist. The pkgadd command will add packages you downloaded from sunfreeware.com...but you have to download anything you want to install (and it's listed dependecies). Not quite like apt-get or yum...but it's better than compiling.

That being said...youu can try blastwave. It works similar to apt-get or yum...but there is no GUI frontend (that I know of). Go to: http://www.blastwave.org/howto.html for more info.

After it's set up it works like apt-get. It will install the package and all of it's dependencies. After it's configured you can install firefox like this:

Code:
host# pkg-get -i firefox
All packages installs in /usr/local and will have to be put in your $PATH in order for you to use the commands/packages.

Hope this helps!

-C
 
Old 12-19-2007, 05:54 PM   #5
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All packages installs in /usr/local and will have to be put in your $PATH in order for you to use the commands/packages.
Actually that depends on the repository convention.

Sunfreeware packages go to /usr/local, which is a mistake in my opinion while Blastwave ones go to /opt/csw which is better.
 
Old 12-19-2007, 06:57 PM   #6
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Actually that depends on the repository convention.

Sunfreeware packages go to /usr/local, which is a mistake in my opinion while Blastwave ones go to /opt/csw which is better.
Correct...I forgot to mention that sorry
 
  


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