Add More Software from Blastwave

Blastwave provides very useful set of packages for Solaris, so I quite often use this site. Setting up Blastwave is quite easy and the HOWTO section at Blastwave is definitely the best source for information. Here are the simplified steps:
  • Go to Blastwave HOWTO. Download and install the pkg-get package.
  • Edit the /opt/csw/etc/pkg-get.conf file -- add there the mirror closest to you and set http_proxy or ftp_proxy if needed. Since I am based in Czech Republic I typically use mirror at Silicon Hill (http://ftp.sh.cvut.cz/MIRRORS/blastwave/stable/).
  • Install wget from Blastwave: pkg-get -i wget
  • It is not a bad idea to use "more automation", so pkgadd will not ask all the dependency questions, the trick is as the following: cp -p /var/pkg-get/admin-fullauto /var/pkg-get/admin
  • And finally, I can install my favorite text editor :-) ! pkg-get -i gvim

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