Note to self: installing OpenSolaris packages from the SourceJuicer
By drapeau on May 12, 2009
Ultimately, packages built using SourceJuicer will be reviewed and voted into the "/contrib" repository, a repo for third-party applications not necessarily part of the OpenSolaris core distribution. SourceJuicer puts the packages it builds into a repo called "/pending"; to test these apps, you need to tell the package manager where the /pending repository is.
I want to take my OpenSolaris 2008.11 distribution and play with some of the new packages in /pending. For example, I want to try the Azureus (now called Vuze) BitTorrent Java application which somebody just made available on OpenSolaris. To do so, I need to do the following steps:
- Add the SourceJuicer "/pending" repo to the list of repo's known to the package manager:
$ pfexec pkg set-authority -O http://jucr.opensolaris.org/pending jucrpending
- Now I can install the package I want (in this case, "vuze", the name of the Azureus/Vuze application):
$ pfexec pkg install vuze
I can also add this package repo and install the package via the graphical "Package Manager" interface, available via the menu choice System -> Administration -> Package Manager. Once the Package Manager is launched, I choose the menu choice "Settings -> Manage Repositories..." to add the SourceJuicer pending repo.
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