Read how you can setup a local build environment and compile packages yourself from scratch, by using spec-files.
I've written a draft version of a setup guide for compiling packages yourself. A reason for compiling yourself might be you want to develop your own spec files, or you want to verify builds for more security or every other reason of your choice.
My personal most appreciated reason for you having a build environment would be that you plan to contribute to the repository of spec-files and improve the number and / or quality of the provided software packages!.
Only a quick note:
Samba 4.10.6 now runs nicely on Solaris 11.3, Solaris 11.4, OmniOSce, Openindiana Hipster as Active Domain Controller.
I'll post setup instructions in a few weeks (drop me anote if you are in a hurry!), so you can replay the setup of an Active Directory Controller running in one Zone and add a second zone with the fileserver that joins the AD. ZFS is configured to support ACLs necessary to grant permissions by the RSAT tools, Group Policy Objects and Roaming Profiles (on Windows).
mutt 1.12.0 and 1.12.1
update KVM for OmniOSce builds from r151022-LTS to r151030-LTS soon
samba 4.10.4 in testing on S11.3
Do you attend @foscdem in Bruessels this weekend (Feb 2nd + 3rd 2019)? https://fosdem.org
It would be greate if you come to the Illumos booth and talk with the very fine people there.
The booth will be served by these people: https://wiki.illumos.org/display/illumos/FOSDEM
See you there!
Update: Finally I've got my ticket for 35C3 - I'm looking forward to see you there! On congress you can reach me on DECT phone by dialing extention "tomw" or 8669 on your phone. You know you can reach the extensions as well from the outside by prepending the congress phone number (will be announced) in case you don't have a DECT or GSM extension registered.
Long time no see - back working on the blog site: update underlaying server
Quick note, more updates on this article will appear soon.
Now available: pdftk for Solaris 11!
pdftk 2.02 from http://pdflabs.com ist now available for Solaris 11 (version 11.3)!
You can merge, split or watermark PDFs from the command line.
To build the package it was necessary to enhance the GCC 4.9.4 package with the Java compiler "gcj".
For OpenIndiana Hipster the compile run is is not yet clean (iconv symbols missing).
Update: The current (former backup) site got improved, so it will be the main site for now. 20181105
(Article will be updated once new status is know) last updated: 20180430-1300GMT
Dear SFE Users!
Once a service goes down, you recognize how important the service is to people.
The backup site and _ALL_ IPS Repositories are online and operational. The domain name sfe.opencsw.org points to this new IP-Address, so no changes needed on your side.
The Workbench 2018-03 will be delayed for a short while.
I'm currently busy working to get up my freelance career.
SFE packages continues to get you valuable software, no changes here.
In the meantime feel free to drop me a line and tell me what you need / think about SFE.
Samba 4.6.13 for Solaris 11 and OmniOS / OmniOSce got updated to samba 4.6.14 - CVE-2018-1057: Unprivileged user can change any user (and admin) password. Packages for Solaris 11.3 and OmniOSce should already be in the repository
[solved: with timestamp 20180226 there is a new set of packages for firstname.lastname@example.org on S11 and OI that has correct settings for directory pkgconfig. Just re-try your update or install now. Thanks for your patience and have fun using the added java compiler "gcj"! edited 20180227-0900-UTC]
A quick note from the workbench..
the last udpate to GCC 4.9.4 and including the java compiler gcj introduced a problem with a conflicting set of attributes to the patch /usr/gnu/lib/pkgconfig and /usr/gnu/lib/amd64/pkgconfig.
@FOSDEM Brussels has a booth from @illumos Project connecting the community projects around it.
Make sure to drop by and just say "hi"!
How to install LibreOffice 4.x or 5.x on Solaris OS
(click on "read more" to see the complete article with complete instructions)
I've added kvmadm version 0.12.3 to the SFE Omnios and OI-Hipster repositories. Please note that for selected OmniOS Releases you can get kvmadm from the OS-Distro repositories also. I'll try to have always the latest+greates kvmadm version on the repo. If you need kvmadm for an older version of OmniOS (e.g. 151014), then drop me a note.
Quick collection of installation issues with SFE packages on OpenIndiana
Update: Ansible package Solaris 11 (X86) is now ready! (20171011)
just dropping you a note about ansible. It may not yet propperly work in the revision it is in the localhosts11 repository.
- Add OmniOSce build VM
- Add Solaris 11.4 (upcoming, former Solaris 12 development) build VM
- Add Bind 9.x Server to OmniOS
Add perdition (imap + pop3 redirector)
DCC and Spamassassin
(click on read more)
Edit (20170826): The new URL for OmniOSce is:
A quick note on the recent news from OmniTI handing over support for the OmniOS distribution.
OmniOS 151022 is released. It is a LTS version aimed to get supported by the community now. Please speak up if you want to helpo or have ideas how to get the right setup.
Configuration Best Practise for postfix
At the moment this is a draft, but I wanted to let you know immediatly what I learned today.