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

McBofh james.c.mcpherson at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 04:10:02 UTC 2010

On 26/10/10 01:43 PM, BM wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 11:55 AM, Christopher Chan
> <christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk>  wrote:
>> On Tuesday, October 26, 2010 07:47 AM, Alasdair Lumsden wrote:
>>> On 25 Oct 2010, at 06:20, Sunay Tripathi wrote:
>>> <snip>
>>>> I missed looking at this before hand. Let me check this out before we
>>>> go further. But I would point out that SMF service is fine. Its the
>>>> tarball/rsync process to get the bits that worrying. It would be good
>>>> to make the creation of the local repo simple without needing to
>>>> download the repo using rsync etc. It would be good for end users
>>>> if they can point the pkg command to (say OI) origin server and clone
>>>> the entire repo which start the SMF services etc under the cover
>>>> (maybe as an option). Perhaps you have already done this or headed in
>>>> this direction. Again, I am not the target for this. The target is the
>>>> end user who doesn't even know what rsync is. Think Ubuntu in this
>>>> sense.
>> Sorry, not even Ubuntu provides any tools to create a local repo that I know
>> of for an end user. apt-mirror is terminal based and is targeted at the sys
>> admin, not the end user.
>> I am not sure what your idea is in this regard...allow a person to create a
>> local repo at home and then use it for installing the rest of the computers
>> in the home?
> No problem! We have simple and wrong solutions everywhere:
> cd /to/my/repo<ENTER>
> python -m SimpleHTTPServer<ENTER>

I'm not sure when it was activated, but I've made use of
svc:/application/pkg/dynamic-mirror:default for several
image-updates so I can update my workstation, and then my
laptop and home lab systems.

It works very, very nicely.


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