[OpenIndiana-discuss] Enhancement to IPS (pkg)??

Sunay Tripathi tripathi.sunay at gmail.com
Sat Oct 23 23:40:18 UTC 2010


Good to hear from the Belenix team as well. Having multiple pkg
formats, distribution channel is not a bad idea. You guys should
try and keep the pkg format and distribution channel as close to
CentOS as possible if you want to use RPM5. That would allow
people familiar with that style to easily install and manipulate
the bits and actually enjoy the differentiated Solaris features.

But I must point out that this is some amount of work. Not sure
if this should be the highest priority. Have you done any
survey etc to get a feel of how many people would be interested
in this. Can you automatically generate the RPMs from the spec
files? If you have tools/scripts to do that, it might be worth
the shot. A manual process will become stale over time.


On 10/23/10 01:42 PM, Sriram Narayanan wrote:
> Sunay:
> Nice to see you in action again.
> On the Belenix team, we're likely to move ahead with with RPM5 since
> we've decided to not go ahead with IPS, and since Debian-legal are not
> happy with Nexenta modifying dpkg and using it (which puts apt-get out
> of reach by extension).
> A nice to have for us would be to push all our fixes to the
> OpenIndiana spec file repository, and then eventually simply use
> OpenIndiana spec files while generating RPMs.
> -- Sriram
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