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I would have to know more about what you are trying to do to give you a good answer. Here are a couple of ideas that may help.
1) With VHDL-2008, composites (records and arrays) are permitted to have elements that are unconstrained. With this capability, you constrain the array when you create a signal or variable. Hence, you would not need to put a generic on the package. For what I see, I would try this path first.
Note, I have not used this in the OSVVM project as I am trying to minimize the amount of VHDL-2008 that I am using so I can get OSVVM working on more tools.
2) With VHDL-2008, you can instantiate a package within an architecture and make it visible to the corresponding architecture. If you must pass an entity generic to a package, this will help you accomplish it. The package instance looks like a normal package instance, other than it is in the architecture declarative area. The use clause references the package as being local. IE: no library name because it is only visible locally (here or to anything you pass the generic package to).
use <PkgName>.all ;
This was what Martin was suggesting in his answer on stack overflow.
If using a record with unconstrained elements (solution 1) works for you, it seems like it could be the simplest and most general approach.
To use either of these, I would make sure you are using the most current release of your simulator.