[csw-users] Problem reinstalling gcc

Pickering, Roger (NIH/NIAAA) [E] rpickeri at willco.niaaa.nih.gov
Thu May 2 17:56:44 CEST 2013

You're right - I did learn the hard way not to manually remove packages!  As Benjamin Franklin stated, "Experience teaches a dear school, but a fool will learn in no other!".  I am enclosing the output you asked for.   As I understand you - I can use the pkgrm to remove the packages.  Right?  I hope I can install the gcc 4.8!  ;-)

Thanks again for your time and this wonderful utility!

/export/home/nusers/roger> pkgutil -V
- System -
Pkgutil         2.6.5
Arch            i386
Solaris         5.10
Pkg patch       119318 (119318-01 installed)
GPG binary      /opt/csw/bin/gpg
Gzip binary     /bin/gzip
Mailx binary    /bin/mailx
MD5 binary      /opt/csw/bin/gmd5sum
MD5 module      2.39 (primary choice for MD5)
Perl            5.010001
Perl binary     /bin/perl
Wget binary     /opt/csw/bin/wget
PATH            /bin:/usr/bin

- Configuration -
catalog_not_cached      true (default: true)
catalog_update          14 (default: 14)
deptree_filter_common   false (default: false)
exclude_pattern         not set (default: none)
gpg_homedir             not set (default: none)
maxpkglist              100000 (default: 10000)
mirror                  not set
                        (default: http://mirror.opencsw.org/opencsw/testing)
noncsw                  1 (default: false)
pkgaddopts              -G -S (default: none)
pkgliststyle            2 (default: 0)
pkgrmopts               not set (default: none)
root_path               not set (default: /)
show_current            true (default: true)
stop_on_hook_soft_error not set (default: false)
use_gpg                 false (default: false)
use_md5                 false (default: false)
wgetopts                not set (default: none)

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Bonivart [mailto:bonivart at opencsw.org] 
Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2013 11:43 AM
To: Questions and discussions
Subject: Re: [csw-users] Problem reinstalling gcc

On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 4:48 PM, Pickering, Roger (NIH/NIAAA) [E] <rpickeri at willco.niaaa.nih.gov> wrote:
> I was having problems compiling packages in R using the gcc compiler, so I thought I'd reinstall gcc and R.  Unfortunately, I'd forgotten that I'd installed gcc using pkgutil so I made the fatal mistake of just deleting the directory with gcc and trying to download the latest gcc (when will gcc be updated on pkgutil ? ) source code and compiling it.  Because I have no C compiler now I cannot compile the source code! Duh!  I tried to download the SUN Studio Compiler package, but it needs patches that I can't seem to download, in order to compile the gcc and R source code.
> So I have tried to reinstall or update the gcc package, but pkgutil thinks it is still there and it's the latest offered!  I tried to remove the gcc package, but it is marked as "in use".  I tried the force option, but to avail.  I don't know what else to do.
> Which brings up another question - if and when I reinstall a working gcc using pkgutil, do I go ahead and compile the source code so I can have an up-to-date version of gcc or wait for pkgutil to update the compiler.
> Anyway, I really like pkgutil - when it works!  I would really appreciate help in getting around this problem.

Could you start by posting the output of "pkgutil -V" so we can see what OS release you have and what distribution you use because we do have a current gcc (4.8.0) in our "unstable" catalogs.

As I'm sure you have just learned the hard way you never manually delete package files from a system with a package manager. Solaris still thinks the package is installed and that's why pkgutil is having a problem with it as well. You need to use the Solaris pkg-commands for lower level jobs, remember that pkgutil is basically just a wrapper around mostly pkgadd and pkgrm. The latter is a good start for you now.

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