I have a solaris machine that I am trying to install Perl 5.12 as well as gcc and make to get CPAN working. I downloaded the packages from sun freeware, and was able to install gcc. When I tried to install make however with
pkgadd -d make-3.82-sol10-sparc-local it complains that
/usr/local is a read only file system with these errors:
WARNING: /usr/local/bin/make not present on Read Only file system.
I then changed the install root path to
pkgadd -R /opt -d make-3.82-sol10-sparc-local
This allowed it to install, but I am having problems with perl library path and would just be easier if I could install it in the default location. I am not sure why
/usr/local would be read only and am not really a solaris expert. I think it may have something to do with solaris "zones" but I am not sure.