Having built the second revision of the Run-Time Platform Solaris, I went on to install zones.
Effectively it turns out that if I were to satisfy all the dependencies, I would effectively have to install more or less the entire X windowing environment. Zone packages end up needing other packages, which end up needing the SUNWj5rt package, SUNWj5rt needs a whole bunch of X-windows packages, such as SUNWxwplt and the like, which personally I find insane and totally against my goal to build a run-time platform that is as lean and as flexible as possible. Why do zone packages and eventually their dependencies like the pool package end up needing Java? As soon as Java is in the game, I can forget a lean and mean run-time platform. Java belongs in the middleware layer, not in the core operating system layer. Is this a bug? Can this be fixed? When can it be fixed? This is in Solaris 10 6/06, and most likely in Solaris 10 1/06 as well. It is simply insane that I have to install Java and X-windows software to get zone functionality, i.e. satisfy package dependencies. This message posted from opensolaris.org _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org