[oi-dev] About package building under the Illumos umbrella

Alasdair Lumsden alasdairrr at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 22:14:14 UTC 2011

Hi Alan,

On 09/ 3/11 11:10 PM, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
> On 09/03/11 14:22, Alasdair Lumsden wrote:
>> JDS definitely needs consideration however, as it still delivers SVR4
>> packages.
> JDS upstream uses new versions of pkgbuild/pkgtool to create IPS packages
> directly - all the spec files should have all the metadata needed for that.
> Perhaps you just need to update to newer pkgbuild and add the --ips flag
> and

That's exceptionally helpful to know - thanks! That is going to make 
things much much easier.

> Unfortunately, it's IPS support is a bit behind and hasn't kept up with
> things
> like file:// repos and *.p5p archives, but it should be better than
> distro-import. (You'll note distro-import for current snv builds doesn't
> import JDS,
> but that happened post-151 if I recall correctly.)

That's not too much of an issue.

Thanks again,


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