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Fwd: [belenix-discuss] RPM5 tarball for OpenIndiana

From: Sriram Narayanan <sriramnrn@gmail.com>
Date: Wed 23 Feb 2011 - 18:44:15 CET
Message-ID: <AANLkTimiU8nSQn=91dUFhsku3--sV9A-u-P+2U8N6qKa@mail.gmail.com>

We've got the latest rpm5 working on Belenix. This is 64 bit.

-- Sriram

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From: Moinak Ghosh <moinakg@belenix.org>
Date: Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 10:28 PM
Subject: [belenix-discuss] RPM5 tarball for OpenIndiana
To: Belenix Discuss <belenix-discuss@opensolaris.org>

Hi Folks,

  A dental surger delayed me again, but I have finally put together a RPM5
download tarball that can be used on OpenIndiana to get working RPM5
binaries which can subsequently used to install the same packages.
You need to do the following steps as root:

1> pfexec su -
2> cd /
3> wget http://www.belenix.org/binfiles/base.tar.bz2
4> bunzip2 -c base.tar.bz2 | tar xpf -

The tarball contains RPM5, Zlib, Xz-utils, BerkeleyDB5 and libgcc binaries.
Once this is done you can download packages listed at:

The packages will have to be manually downloaded and installed along with
dependencies. There is no working Yum/Smart package manager yet, but
that should happen shortly.

This RPM5 download has a working rpmbuild and can now be used to
prepare a IPS(yuck) -> RPM5 conversion tool. This RPM5 build uses XZ
library to compress the payload using lzma. I also wanted to use the XAR
archive format instead of the default CPIO but Xar needs some porting/testing
on OpenSolaris and I am still working on that.

The platform-specific RPM macros can be found in:

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Belenix: www.belenix.org
Received on Wed Feb 23 19:13:18 2011
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