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Well, in my case, the build itself is done on a Windows machine. So what I do is create a dist/solaris directory with the Solaris package sources in it and manually scp the whole directory up to the Solaris box where I run a pkgmk script on it.
There are ways to do this more automatically. Among them are:
1. Run the build on a Solaris box (requires jdk+ant) and execute the pkgmk command via Ant's exec task.
2. Have Ant do the scp itself (requires extra Ant plugin), then login and run pkgmk.
3. setup a cygwin environment and have it scp, then do ssh run pkgmk from a cygwin shell script.
Personally, I'm thinking about #4. Setup a web cgi task on the Solaris box where I can upload a tar or zip copy of the package source and have the cgi tun the pkgmk. Just not thinking very hard about it yet.
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Thank You. I am using my ant in solaris environment. If any one has any sample code to build solaris package, that would be very helpful. thnaks siva