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How to install linux rpm package in Solaris 10

Posted on 2009-05-01
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hello Gurus,
We need to install Linux rpm pakage in Solaris 10, does Solaris recognizes rpm format packages like AIX, or we need to load some other package in Solaris to make it recognize?
Question by:sshujaat
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solaris has its own tools (pkgadd, pkginfo, etc). What are you trying to install?

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kazimur earned 1000 total points
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You can't use rpms with binary programs compiled for Linux. If you want you can download GCC, RPM Package Manager for Solaris, pkg utils from sites like www.sunfreeware.com and complie Solaris package from source code of your rpm.
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AIX does not run Linux packages either. Just like Windows 2008 does not run AIX bff.exe - ZIP SFX containing BFF package.
You have to use Solaris pkg to build packages from source. Linux binaries have no chance on Solaris and other way around.
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amrox earned 1000 total points
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You can extract the files within the rpm, then manually install the files. (ie. copy the files to the correct location).
Take a look at the following page which explains how to extract:

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