[ILUG] Solaris question
darksharkster at gmail.com
Mon Jul 27 07:53:45 IST 2009
2009/7/23 Braun Brelin <bbrelin at gmail.com>:
> Hmmm...The "install" link on opensolaris.com downloads a file called
> SUNWsmcmd.p5i. Any idea what the heck that file is?
This be connected to the new package system from Sun; IPS, Image Packaging
System. The .p5i files are used with a mime type to launch the
package manager on
the opensolaris distro(s).
These have nothing to do with the Solaris 10,9 etc packages which are
If you need the SUNWsmcmd package you'll have to have the media (iso
of the Solaris version you're running. The individual packages for
Solaris 10 etc aren't
freely redistributable, unlike the opensolaris based ones.
> 2009/7/23 Maciej Bliziński <maciej.blizinski at gmail.com>
>> 2009/7/23 Braun Brelin <bbrelin at gmail.com>:
>> > Hmm..No wonder I can't find anything...
>> > gk02 at gk-student-02:~# pkgchk -L SUNWsmcmd
>> > WARNING: Package <SUNWsmcmd> is installed but empty
>> > Why would Sun put a package like this on their web site if it's empty?
>> Thou shalt not question Sun! ;-) No idea, perhaps it's a metapackage
>> with dependencies. Here's the surprise, pkgadd complains, but doesn't
>> resolve or follow the dependencies. It's up to you to install the
>> correct packages.
>> You can examine the package by looking at it in a 'directory' format.
>> If you have the *.pkg file, you can transform it with:
>> pkgtrans foo.pkg /tmp
>> It will create /tmp/foo which you can inspect.
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