SUMMARY: Solaris 9 pkgadd lsof failing

From: <>
Date: Fri Apr 13 2007 - 18:07:15 EDT
Thanks to Luc Suryo, Michael Maciolek, Darren Dunham, Chris
Hoogendyk,Mike Salehi, Crist Clark, and Jim Bevins

Read this first

Then download stuff from sunfreeware

When you're installing a package that's in package stream format,

(i.e. one big file rather than an exploded package file tree) you

need to invoke 'pkgadd' with the name of the package stream file

as the argument to the -d option, like this:

            pkgadd -d lsof-4.77-sol9-sparc-local

The way I was doing it, pkgadd was looking in "." for the package.


From: Hallman, John
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2007 1:23 PM
To: ''
Subject: Solaris 9 pkgadd lsof failing

I was trying to install lsof - downloading it from sunfreeware, scped it
over to my server

Unzipped it and tried to install it

bash-2.05$ pkgadd -d . lsof-4.77-sol9-sparc-local

pkgadd: ERROR: You must be "root" for pkgadd to execute properly.

Ok no problem...

bash-2.05$ sudo pkgadd -d . lsof-4.77-sol9-sparc-local


pkgadd: ERROR: no packages were found in </home/hallmanj/Sysadmin>

I know its something simple, I've just had one too many late nights and
am not seeing the problem.

Any thoughts on what I am forgetting here?

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