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How to install additional software from supplement cd during
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>i'm installing Solaris 7 via jumpstart. Is it possible
>to install the packages from the "Solaris Software Supplement CD"
>during jumpstart installation ? Specifically i want to install
>the OpenGL packages.
>The documentation I found only mentions Web-Start installation.
>I tought about a script adding them from the 'finish' script ...
>Is there an easier way ? Does anyone have a script ?
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You can copy needed packages on your install image and add in the
package SUNW..1 add
package SUNW..2 add
Ok, at first i hesitated to mess with the install-server, but why not ;)
Thats what I did:
- copy packages to <somewhere>/Solaris_2.7/Product
- in that directory is a file ".packagetoc", in the Product-Dir of the
Supplement-CD is anotherone. cut & paste
the sections for the copied packages from the .packagetoc-File
on the Supplement-CD into the .packagetoc of the Install-Server.
- "package ... add" in the profile for the system
- # boot net - install
I tried this only with the PC-File-Viewer Packages on a SS-10 because
the Ultra-10 where i need the OpenGL-stuff was in use today.
From: Darren Dunham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I tought about a script adding them from the 'finish' script ...
> Is there an easier way ? Does anyone have a script ?
That would be the place to do it, and it might not work.
Unfortunately, some patches and packages just cannot cope with
installing onto a machine and not have root be '/', or not be able to
run programs. Both limitations exist at jumpstart.
The package must be able to properly install with root set to /a, and it
must not try to run programs in a postinstall script from '/'.
I've pretty much given up trying to do much in the way of installations
in finish scripts. Instead, if I *need* it to work in one go, I have
jumpstart's finish script throw a startup script on the machine. After
reboot, the startup script does package and patch installation, removes
itself and reboots the machine.
Messy, but sometimes necessary.
From: Klaus Heinz <email@example.com>
Hi Sebastian Benoit, you wrote:
> The documentation I found only mentions Web-Start installation.
You can take a look at the 'Solaris Advanced Installation Guide' at
http://docs.sun.com/, specifically the section 'Using Optional Custom
JumpStart Features'. These documents are also available on your Solaris7
documentation CD. Just start the 'ab2cd' program from the cd and point
your web browser at http://localhost:8888/.
"Trust no one, not even us!" Veran Matic, Radio B92, Belgrad
- - Sebastian Benoit <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- - Unix-Sysadmin / Mathematics & Computer Science Department
- - Philipps University Marburg
- - http://www.mathematik.uni-marburg.de/~benoit/pgpkey.txt
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