[kde-solaris] KDE 3.1.4 binary packageing

steleman at nyc.rr.com steleman at nyc.rr.com
Tue Dec 16 21:56:49 CET 2003

I have addressed the question about naming
conventions before, but i will address it again.

Packaging Solaris packages with the SUNW prefix is
the naming convention recommended by Sun
Microsystems in their AnswerBook collection
["Building Packages"].

Building the packages with pkgproto and pkgmk is
also the method recommended by Sun Microsystems in
the same publication.

There is no connection (that i am aware of) between
KDE e.V, my KDE 3.1.4 packages for SunOS 5.8, and

Indeed, these packages will only be useful on a
SPARC/SunOS system. Given the fact that they contain
binary code which would only run on SPARC/SunOS
system, i do not see a problem here -- but maybe i
am missing something.

I have successfully and correctly bunzip'ed and
untarred these packages on my Linux Intel laptop.



Stefan Teleman
steleman at nyc.rr.com

----- Original Message -----
From: Lars Tunkrans <lars.tunkrans at bredband.net>
Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 3:19 pm
Subject: [kde-solaris] KDE 3.1.4 binary packageing

> Hi,
>    I am downloading Stefans kde3.1.4 port at the
>   Two initial comments:
>    1.  I dont think that the packages should have
>        starting with "SUNW"  that gives the impression
>        that they were produced by SUN.
>        SUNW  is  really the NASDAQ SUN stock
>        When I glance through a pkginfo-dump  on
any system I
>        assume that all packages starting with
"SUNW"  are
>        made by SUN corp.
>    2. Stefan ,  when you have made a package with
>       please  run  pkgtrans(1)  on the package , to
>       pack it into a single file instead of tar(1).
>       Pkgtrans converts the package into datastream
>       format which is directly installable with
>       The use of Tar here only comsumes twice the
>       of diskspace  and  time while untaring the
>       As the packages are binary format they are
not going to be
>       usefully untarred on any other platform than
>       SPARC/Solaris. Pkgtrans as a packaging tool will
>       save time and space for the installer.
>   I'll have some more comments later.
> //Lars
> -- 
> Lars Tunkrans
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