[kde-solaris] KDE 3.1.3 & Solaris 9

Lars Tunkrans lars.tunkrans at bredband.net
Mon Oct 6 20:00:49 CEST 2003

No it isnt !

It is the difference between packages in filesystem format
or datastream format.  You convert between the two formats
with the utility "pkgtrans".

Sunfreeware packages are in datastream format to facilitate
easy downloading/installtion.

However filesystemformat is the default.

If you run the packages through "pkgtrans" before uploading them
the need to untar the packagefile disappears and the end user
can install the downloaded file directly without unzip or tar -x
or whatever format you use to create an archive of the filesystem
image of the package.


Stefan Teleman wrote:
> Hi!
> This seems to be a pkgadd quirk. I always had to do
> pkgadd -d `pwd` <package-name>
> Cheers
> --Stefan
> -----
> On Sunday 05 October 2003 08:05, Cyrill Rüttimann wrote:
>>On Sonntag, Oktober 5, 2003, at 01:22  Uhr, Mark Aston wrote:
>>>On Sun, 5 Oct 2003 11:57:16 +0200
>>>Cyrill Rüttimann <ruettimac at mac.com> wrote:
>>>>I tried to install KDE 3.1.3 binaries (for Solaris 8) on Solaris
>>>>9 u4. After I decompressed the archive with bunzip2 and tar
>>>>(SFW-packages), I
>>>>tried to install the package with pkgadd -d xxxx, but pkgadd
>>>>responded that no package can be found?
>>>I can't seem to get through to  the list so apologies for mailing
>>>you need to add a period "." that is
>>>pkgadd -d . packagename
>>This way it worked.
>>Courious, I can add sunfreeware packages with pkgadd -d
>>./autoconf-xxxx ?
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Lars Tunkrans

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