Ok, first of all thanks to those who posted to my previous blog mentioning pkg-get, it somewhat like what I wanted (but my experience so far wants me to label it the paralympics version of apt-get).
Anyway my Solaris goal of the day was to get GStreamer installed and working. Which turned out to be easier said than done. First of all Solaris seems to be a system where no matter how many ‘bin’ directories you add to your PATH you always seem to need some more.
Secondly configure fails to find a working C compiler, even if I install Sun Studio 11. Just getting a message about my compiler not being able to create binaries. The reason for this according to my config.log seems to be being unable to access a libdwarf.so file. Which doesn’t suprise me as the libdwarf.so file is in a directory called amd64. Which either means I got the wrong version of Sun Studio 11 installed or it is missing this file for my 32 bit system.
Got a little disapointed in pkgbuild too, but I guess that was due to having to high expectations. It is not like I am able to use my Fedora SPEC files on Mandriva or Novel Linux either without editing it.