More on installing Sun Studio 10 compilers and tools with zones
By terryh on Jun 24, 2005
I need to add a piece of information to yesterday's blog entry about zones. The Install SDK toolkit we used to build the installer for Sun Studio 10 compilers and tools was a pre-zones version. Therefore, it doesn't run pkgadd with the -G flag. This means you'll get the product installed into all zones when you run the installer. It also means that if you choose a new directory for the install, the installer will know to create it in the zone you're running in, but not in the other zones. That will cause the installer to hang, since pkgadd will be sitting there asking whether you want to create the directory in the other zones. You can work around this by pre-creating the directory in each zone.
This doesn't work as well as I would have liked. Rest assured that it is a high priority for me to smooth out these wrinkles for the Sun Studio 10 upate 1 compilers and tools installer.