[sword-devel] The Sword Project on OpenSolaris

Karl Kleinpaste karl at kleinpaste.org
Sat Oct 11 07:38:41 MST 2008

"Greg Hellings" <greg.hellings at gmail.com> writes:
> My guess is that the update to -0.98 came with the image-upgrade that I ran
> from the command-line

If you mean the directions for immediate update specified here...
...I did that as directed when I first booted, which is why I knew there
was a problem with /etc/nsswitch.conf.

> or from syncing against the repository.

Is there some sense of "syncing" other than "start package manager and
wait for it to display available packages"?  (That's a serious question.)

You seem to have a very different view of what was installed than I do,
yet all I did was install the 2008.05 ISO, do the initial update per
above, and go looking for needed stuff in the package manager.  I cannot
begin to understand why you have additional support that seems to be
missing for me.

> I'm not completely certain - when you look in Package Manager, you can
> see a list of files that come with a package. ...  So my only guess is
> that either the information in Package Manager is wrong, or some
> hidden dependency pulled it in.

If the package manager is failing to properly identify files used in a
package, then the authors of that package manager should give up and go

Of course, as I mess around with this a bit more, I've just been pointed
to pkgchk, whose man page provides the example "pkgchk -l -p /usr/bin/ls",
for which it should "display package installation information"...and yet
which produces empty output.  So maybe they should go home after all.

If I can't get any farther than this pretty soon, I'll just give up on
Solaris as yet another lost cause.  I get tired of pushing on really
fundamental, basic, "just get the system going, ok?" kinds of questions
that can't be answered.

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