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Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 17:15:23 -0500
From: Mike Fox 
To: Dave.Mackintosh
Subject: Before I mess around too much....

There's a raft of Solaris packages on www.blastwave.org that would be useful on the SunFire, along with their "pkg-get" tool. Take a look and see what you think....

-Mike

Blastwave uses the nifty pkg-get mechanism to do installs and upgrades.

After you install it, you will want to do something like

# export PATH=/opt/csw/bin:/opt/csw/sbin:$PATH
# cp /var/pkg-get/admin-fullauto /var/pkg-get/admin
# pkg-get -fi gnome
# pkg-get -fi evolution
# pkg-get -fi firefox
# pkg-get -fi kde

Step 2 above is required otherwise it will stop and ask you at random intervals if you are sure you want to do things (like install packages (which you are)). Read the manpage about pkg-get if you are curious.

It (pkg-get) will work out the dependancies then fetch and install everything it thinks you will need. I'm not 100% sure about KDE, Mike was the one who liked that.

Note that at one point "gnome" will not work unless "evolution" is installed because of some broken dependancy or other (at least that has been our experience). However, "evolution" will run without "gnome".

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