Solaris 8 packages?

Peter Bonivart bonivart at
Wed Apr 2 17:19:01 CEST 2014

On Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 5:10 PM, MaS <massimiliano.sforzini at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've installed opencsw on an old sparc 5.8 host, but I can't find any
> package for this Solaris version:
> (/)> /opt/csw/bin/pkgutil -a
> common               package              catalog
> size
> Use of uninitialized value at /opt/csw/bin/pkgutil line 134.
> No exact matches found, doing fuzzy matching for first argument () ...
> String::Approx required for fuzzy matching not found, install with pkgutil
> -i CSWpmstringapprox to enable.
> Do you have any hint?

You're most likely using the testing repo which is the default and it
doesn't have packages for Solaris 8 any more. Change to the dublin
repo and you will find packages there.

In /etc/opt/csw/pkgutil.conf, look for the "mirror"-line and change
the last part that probably says "testing" to "dublin".

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