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Comment: Mention that pkgbuild can now automatically install IPS packages to satisfy dependencies (experimental version)

SFE

SFE - spec-files-extra Last updated: 2015-12-01repositrory of build-recipes us updated continuosly. Please see the SVN repository spec-files-extra for daily updates here.

 

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What is spec-files-extra?

SFE is a repository of RPM-like spec files for building Solaris SVr4 packages from various Open Source software.

You need to compile the packages yourself, or, you can use a binary repository of IPS packages which have already been compiled for you (e.g. http://sfe.opencsw.org)

 

Please note, the activity in this project happens here, in the SFE spec-files-extra SVN repository.

Currently the "old" wiki pages with a lot of explanations are offline but will be restored soon. are online in a read-only-copy here: https://sfedocs.oxys.dk/w/index.php/Main_Page .

There are public repositories for IPS packages which provide a subset if packages from SFE ready for install, so you save the compile and packaging step.

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What versions of Solaris or derivates are supported?

SFE currently supports Oracle Solaris 11 (TM) (12), OpenIndiana (OI151a8 + OI151a9 + Hipster 2015), OmniOS

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What tools are required for building SFE?

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Note: --autodeps is not completely fool-proof. You may need to install packages from the OS and/or find some spec files by grepping in the repository. This problem is fixed in an experimental version of pkgbuild. Testers are welcome.

One note about systems with IPS packaging System: You need to create repository first, then point pkgtool/pkgbuild to this repository by setting the ENV variable

export PKGBUILD_IPS_SERVER=httpfile://localhost:10000//path/to/repository/

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How can I access the spec files?

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