SUMMARY: packages to turn a minimal solaris to a development box.

From: Broun, Bevan <>
Date: Mon Feb 16 2004 - 17:55:39 EST
Thanks too:

Jon Hudson
Michael Lehmann
Casper Dik
Petri Kallberg
Debbie Tropiano
Jim Seymour
Russell Page

(Ive decided to leave out the email addresses in summaries)

a fews points were made:
1: names that start with SUNWC are themselves a a cluster of packages. From
this I should be able to work out exactly what a developer install puts on
(with doing one and then subtracting from the minimal).
2: you can boot from CDrom and do an upgrade install to developer (I didnt
want this I want to know exactly what Im putting  on the  box)
3: the following set of packages should get me started.

system      SUNWsprot      Solaris Bundled tools 
system      SUNWhea        SunOS Header Files
system      SUNWtoo        Programming Tools
system      SUNWtoox       Programming Tools (64-bit)
system      SUNWarc        Archive Libraries
system      SUNWarcx       Archive Libraries (64-bit)
system      SUNWbtool      CCS tools bundled with SunOS

This is what Ill do. I really need a "minimal" development box. 

I forgot to mention in the original post that gcc is the intended compiler.
Ill be putting on other GNU tools either by compiling or from sunfreeware
(depending on what customisations we want). 

Thanks all


on Mon, Feb 16, 2004 at 04:34:48PM +1100, Broun, Bevan <> wrote:
> Ive got an solaris 8 2/02 system that needs to have the packages installed
> that will make it possible to compile software on the system. I tried
> mounting the solaris 8 DVD, and in the /mnt/cdrom/Solaris_8/Product there
> is a .clustertoc file that contains a defition of:
> DESC=A pre-defined software configuration consisting of the typical software
> used by software developers.
> sounds great. However the first package listed there is:
> SUNWCabi
> But I can find this on the disk. Infact I cant find a whole lot of the
> packages lists in .clustertoc on the disk. What am I doing wrong?
> I can reinstall but would rather add the packages.
> BB
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