The Solaris Free and Public Domain software project now has a Web page
pointing to a number of commonly used programs that have been compiled
under Solaris 2.5 and put in pkgadd format. These files can be found
on the web page at
The page is best viewed with Netscape 2.0 beta4 or beta5 since the page
uses some Java applets, tables, etc. The software ported so far is:
GZIP AUTOCONF BASH BISON DIFFUTILS ELM EMACS FILEUTILS FLEX GAWK GCC GDB GIFTRANS GMAKE GREP ISPELL LESS LIBG++ M4 PATCH PERL5 RCS SCREEN SED TAR TCSH TEXINFO TEXUTILS UNZIP ZIP TEX LYNX TIN TRACEROUTE UPS XANIM XMFRACT XV
We are working on more all the time and also welcome contributions and
The ports above were done by Michael Short at UC-Berkeley, Pierre MacKay
at the University of Washington and me. We were supported and encouraged
by the amazing Joel Conklin at Sun and the entire Solaris Migration and
Opcom support teams. We are very grateful to them.
Our Web page and ftp sites will be under construction most of the time
as we add software and services. Please report any Web page or
software problems to me and check back periodically for new things.
We hope that you find this effort useful. If you do not find what
you need you can still look at our original pages starting at:
http://www.mbp.duke.edu/christensen/ (our mirror site - faster for graphics)
where earlier Solaris efforts were collected from various sites.