Setup - Sparcbook 3GX with Solariw 2.5.1 installed. I'm new to Solaris,
but trying to learn fast.
After installing gcc, I tried to compile perl. Didn't work. After I
consulted the Solaris FAQ I see that several packages (necessary for
compiling) are missing from my system. I purchased the Solaris 2.5.1 CD
set. I do not have a CDROM drive that I can attach to my Sparcbook, so
I thought I would just copy the files in question to my hard drive, then
use pkgadd. Obviously I don't know what I'm doing, as that didn't
work. The Solaris manual spends all its time talking about a full
install, not individual packages.
Example - I copied the SUNWbtool directory and its contents from CD
(attached to a Linux box) then ftp'd them to my Sparcbook hard drive.
Then I did:
pkgadd -d /export/home/SUNWbtool
It reported that SUNWbtool contained no packages.
Can someone point me in the right direction here?