Two articles on pkgsrc on Solaris and Linux
From the netbsd-in-the-news-department:
of the German freeX magazine has two articles on
pkgsrc, one focussing on Solaris, the other one on Linux.
Ulrich Habel's article "Der Daemon und die Sonne" talks about pkgsrc
on Solaris. He describes how to bootstrap the environment using a
precompiled binary bootstrap that was made available as Solaris
package, then continues on how to use pkg_add and other tools for
using precompiled binaries that are available via www.sunpkg.de.
Dr. Heiko Herrman's article "Daemonic Tux: Linux mit pkgsrc"
describes the situation where he gets to a new workplace that has
Linux on the desktop, but that calls for some software
maintenance. Instead of hunting down the system administrator,
pkgsrc can be used to install everything pkgsrc offers into his home
directory, and without root privileges. The article gives details on
how to bootstrap pkgsrc by compiling, then explains how to compile
packages via pkgsrc and gives some hints on pkgsrc's internals.
The articles cannot be read online, information about the magazine
and how to get it can be found at
[Tags: Articles, linux, pkgsrc, solaris]