[csw-users] Opencsw.org not compatible with OpenSolaris IPS publisher Package Manager interface?

Maciej Bliziński maciej at opencsw.org
Sun May 22 14:23:00 CEST 2011

2011/5/22 Ben Stover <bxstover at yahoo.co.uk>:
> as I found out I cannot connect to opencsw.org software archive through openSolaris Package Manager.
> I mean here (see snapshot):
> http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/709/capture20110518203937.png
> When I want to add opencsw.org to the list of publishers I get errors like "No packages found"
> Is there really no such IPS compatible address from opencsw.org?
> Why not? An important repository like opencsw.org should have an interface to standard update package manager!
> Could someone install such a repository entry.

Hi Ben,

Thanks for writing.  Unfortunately, there is no IPS repository
currently provided by OpenCSW.  I definitely agree that OpenCSW
packages accessible in the IPS format would be of great value.  There
have been discussions about creating an IPS repository for OpenCSW,
but it would be a major effort.  For example, the old srv4 format
features Class Action Sripts, which are extensively used at OpenCSW.
As far as I know, IPS doesn't have this (or an equivalent) feature.
Porting the OpenCSW repository to IPS would require solving this
problem.  It's not unsolvable, but it's not easy.  We are open to the
idea and will accept volunteer efforts in this direction.

You can still install OpenCSW packages on OpenSolaris, using the
legacy packaging tools.  You can get started with the following

pkgadd -d http://mirror.opencsw.org/opencsw/pkgutil-`uname -p`.pkg all
pkgutil -U
pkgutil -y -i <package name>


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