This assumes you are kind of starting out early in your package creation goals. On the other hand, if you want to pkg up a larger preexisting package, you probably want to look at larger package building.
The advantage to the method in this page, is that it avoids doing an extra "make install" step. It pulls files from your current directory, and relocates them to anywhere you want in the package, via the "prototype" file.
Additionally, you do not have to be root to build it, because you specify the owner and file permissions by hand in the "prototype" rather than "make install" needing to be root to do chown, etc.
Put the following in a Makefile, and replace "BOLTpget", with the name of YOUR package, and any other appropriate substitutions
Remember, those big spaces at the start of lines represent a TAB!
PKG=BOLTpget #possible ARCH values are i386, sparc, all ARCH=all PKGFILE=$(PKG)-$(ARCH).pkg pkg: pkgmk -o -d /tmp -a $(ARCH) touch $(PKGFILE) pkgtrans -s /tmp $(PKGFILE) $(PKG) rm -r /tmp/$(PKG) @echo check current directory for .pkg files
Then, create two files in the current directory: pkginfo, and
Here are some examples for you. First is 'pkginfo'
CLASSES=none BASEDIR=/usr/local TZ=PST PATH=/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sadm/install/bin PKG=BOLTpget NAME=pkg-get VERSION=1.0 CATEGORY=system DESC=A convinient way to automate package install from sunfreeware.com VENDOR=Philip Brown, Bolthole Software EMAILfirstname.lastname@example.org PKGSAV=/var/sadm/pkg/BOLTpget/save
Next is the 'prototype' file.
i pkginfo !default 0755 root bin d none bin ? ? ? f none bin/pkg-get=pkg-get d none share ? ? ? d none share/man ? ? ? d none share/man/man1m ? ? ? f none share/man/man1m/pkg-get.1m=pkg-get.1m
d means "directory"
i means "information"
f means "file"
The special for the "file" entry being that you put where you want the file to go on the left of the '=' sign, and where it is currently, on the right side. Also, there is an implied $BASEDIR in front of the destination dir.
So, if you had a file in the current directory called help.proto, and you wanted it installed in /usr/local/lib/myprog.proto, you could have as an entry,
f none $BASEDIR/lib/myprog.proto=helpprotoalthough as I mentioned, the $BASEDIR/ is implied, and takes whatever value is set for BASEDIR in pkginfo. Which is why it is always nice to set something reasonable for BASEDIR in pkginfo, instead of BASEDIR=/
make pkgand very soon you will have a shiney new .pkg file in your curent directory!
i dependto the prototype file.
Tip on changing package BASEDIRS: If you want to install a package in a BASEDIR other than its default, try "pkgadd -a none -d pkgfile". Or, if you want to make it permenent (or want to do some safetychecks on it first), use my pkgreloc.ksh script
For more grungy details, you can try "man prototype", "man -s4 pkginfo", or go to Sun's Application Packaging Developer's Guide pages