[bug-notifications] [subversion 0004156]: Not all files in the .pkg datastream get installed??

Mantis Bug Tracker noreply at opencsw.org
Wed Jan 20 00:55:56 CET 2010

The following issue requires your FEEDBACK. 
Reported By:                jcflack
Assigned To:                skayser
Project:                    subversion
Issue ID:                   4156
Category:                   packaging
Reproducibility:            always
Severity:                   minor
Priority:                   normal
Status:                     feedback
Date Submitted:             2010-01-14 22:35 CET
Last Modified:              2010-01-20 00:55 CET
Summary:                    Not all files in the .pkg datastream get installed??
This is an odd one.  I'm on Solaris 10 5/09.  I installed the
subversion-1.6.6,REV=2009.11.14-SunOS5.8-i386-CSW.pkg.gz package
and the file
did not get installed. No error message was produced. Its name
was not in the list of filenames output during installation. Its
name IS IN the pkgmap. But pkgchk completes successfully and never
complains about the file being missing.

The file IS PRESENT in the second cpio archive making up the
.pkg file.  In fact, I have installed it by hand now, just by
uncompressing the .pkg.gz file, splitting apart the two cpio
archives with dd, and using cpio to extract the file.  Nothing
wrong with the file.

Could something obscure be making the Solaris pkg tools just fail
to process that particular file?  this is shaking my faith in the
packaging system.

 (0007300) skayser (administrator) - 2010-01-20 00:55
There is now an updated subversion package in testing/ which fixes the
reported issue. With pkgutil >= 1.7 the following should bring you a
complete subversion package (i.e. with the .py file(s) which you were

# pkgrm CSWsvn
# pkgutil -t http://mirror.opencsw.org/opencsw/testing -UNi subversion

The -N is particularly important as pkgutil might (and will) pull in
additional packages as dependencies from testing otherwise. Only the
subversion package should be installed from testing.

More information about the bug-notifications mailing list