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Subject: Re: solaris packages
From: R. Anthony Kolstee (tony.kolsteeUNBOUND-INC.COM)
Date: Fri Jun 02 2000 - 12:33:38 CDT


Sorry, really couldn't tell you. I was just drawing a parallel between
Solaris package tools and other UNIX package tools. I'm not really familiar
with running RPM under that environment. I use Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris
in my environment and run the native package tools for each.

-----Original Message-----
From: Focus on Sun Mailing List [mailto:FOCUS-SUNSECURITYFOCUS.COM]On
Behalf Of Konrad Rieck
Sent: Friday, June 02, 2000 11:55 AM
To: FOCUS-SUNSECURITYFOCUS.COM
Subject: Re: solaris packages

On Thu, Jun 01, 2000 at 03:57:34PM -0400, R. Anthony Kolstee wrote:
> RPMs install in the same way, as do many other package formats. That
> database is extremely useful to me in my administration, and it helps me
to
> control what software is installed on the system. If the database were
> writable for someone other than root, serious problems could result.

You are working with rpm under Solaris? I have had major problems getting
rpm to work under Solaris 8. There are parts in the main routines as in
the db interface that seem to be unstable. Some packages create a corrupt
database and the bsearch() routine ends in an infinite loop. Is this
a Solaris 8 problem or my problem? .... Or?

Regards,
Konrad