Custom packages in OpenCSW format.
tstrain at planetpayment.com
Mon Apr 13 17:18:58 CEST 2015
My issue was due to the package names not starting with "CSW" but with our stock ticker. The fix was to set the noncsw=true setting in the pkgutil.conf file. But I'd like to answer your questions for anyone else having similar issues.
>> 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.
These were left in directory format to be compatible with the process to convert SUNW packages to OpenCSW format. Eventually they ended up as gzipped datastream .
> 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
I actually did have this directory structure.
From: users [mailto:users-bounces+tstrain=planetpayment.com at lists.opencsw.org] On Behalf Of Dagobert Michelsen
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2015 10:50 AM
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Subject: Re: Custom packages in OpenCSW format.
Am 13.04.2015 um 16:43 schrieb Todd Strain <tstrain at planetpayment.com>:
> 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
> 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
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