Custom packages in OpenCSW format.

Dagobert Michelsen dam at
Mon Apr 13 16:49:36 CEST 2015

Hi Todd,

Am 13.04.2015 um 16:43 schrieb Todd Strain <tstrain at>:
> I've created my own Solaris packages for our custom software using the document found here. I've left them in the directory format.

I am not sure if this will work, usually packages are either datastream or
gzipped datastream.

> Then I converted those packages to an OpenCSW-format following this document.
> I then build the catalaog using “bldcat” command. Everything looks fine at this point as "pkgutil -U" will update the host, and "pkgutil -a" shows all my packages. But "pkgutil --install" fails saying the package is not in the catalog.
> Can anyone tell me the proper way to add custom software to OpenCSW catalog format?

Where did you put the packages/run bldcat and what is your configuration for „mirror“
in pkgutil.conf? pkgutil requires a specific directory layout like

You may find this useful, although it may be too specific for your need:

Best regards

  — Dago

"You don't become great by trying to be great, you become great by wanting to do something,
and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process." - xkcd #896

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