Popular Packages From SFE

  • Posted on: 17 November 2017
  • By: tomww

I've been a bit suprised what packages are popular. That people like LibeOffice is easly understood. But today I realized that "unbound" DNS is very popular too!

From Sep 7th to Nov 17th I can count 93 manifest downloads for "service/network/dns/unbound" by "pkg". A rough estimate can be that all those are unique installs.

Thank you for using SFE!

If you can talk on your channels please do so (IRC, blog, mail, collegues, IT friends, ...)!


OmniOS r151022 is out -> now OmniosCE

  • Posted on: 26 August 2017
  • By: tomww

Edit (20170826): The new URL for OmniOSce is:

  • http://www.omniosce.org
  • 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.

    The Workbench 2017-03

    • Posted on: 19 March 2017
    • By: tomww

    Received a sparc machine as a long-term loan

    Some weeks ago I've got a sparc machine for sparc builds of SFE packages. The ILOM is already tested, but it'll take another while until I can setup the OS and integrate the SFE CBE (Common build Environment). Currently a long awaited side project is the cause for delays: A fully integrated CBE package for the build environment that turned out to be a larger project then I thought. I think I'll postpone that CBE-package and instead do a manual setup of the CBE now.

    The Workbench 2017-01

    • Posted on: 13 January 2017
    • By: tomww

    Attending FOSDEM in Bruxxels on Feb 4th & 5th

    If anyone of you is at FOSDEM too, I would appreciate having a chat. In case you have really good story around Solaris / OpenIndiana OmniOS, I can offer we do a short audio recording. No large preparation needed from your side. I'll bring a nice audio recorder and two headsets, extendable to 4 people.
    (click on read more!)

    Experimental Package LibreOffice

    • Posted on: 2 January 2017
    • By: tomww

    (Update 20160107 - There is a fresh verison in the IPS repository and the term "testing" is faiding out)

    Hey brave Solaris 11 users,

    if you are keen enough, you may try out Libreoffice now.
    This is a completely untested package from the developing development development repository.

    Visiting #33C3 Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg

    • Posted on: 24 December 2016
    • By: tomww

    If you attent the #33C3 conference in Hamburg next week and want to talk about ZFS, Solaris, OpenIndiana, OmniOS and fine packages of the SFE project, then please drop me a note!

    I'm sure you want to know if LibreOffice5 is now available on our solarish-type OS after a successfull year with LibreOffice4?

    I would be very happy to have a chat with you or even go into deeper discussions. We can talk in english or german language.

    The Workbench 2016-12

    • Posted on: 11 December 2016
    • By: tomww

    (remember to click on "read more")

    * New C-Compilers default to -m64, testing new include/*inc to force -m32 if needed

    * Recompiling packages in batches for Solaris 12, please expect occational breakage

    * LibreOffice5 prework almost finished

    * pkgbuild collecting issues / bugs

    * Translastion of important blog pages wanted (*you*!)

    * Feedback is essential :)

    LibreOffice4 available for Solaris 11.3 (x86) and OpenIndiana Hipster (& S12)

    • Posted on: 28 May 2016
    • By: tomww
    Screenshot of LibreOffice on Solaris 11 Version 11.3

    LibreOffice has been updated to version (previous:
    Instructions for configuring the IPS repositories are here: quickrepolinks
    pfexec pkg install -v libreoffice4-desktop-int libreoffice4
    (click "read more")

    Wish List for binary packages for Solaris OpenIndiana OmniOS

    • Posted on: 12 October 2017
    • By: tomww

    Package Wishlist for ready-to-install SFE IPS packages for Solaris 11, OpenIndiana Hipster and OmniOS

    Please edit the table yourself. If you want to volunteed, please pick the package you would like to work on and send in your results.

    Resource - Best Practise for SFE Packages

    • Posted on: 20 May 2017
    • By: tomww

    Find useful configuration tips for first start of a SFE package here

    Examples are how to configure a postfix email server with dovecot and SMTP authentication.

    This book is *open* to user contribution.
    Do you run a SFE package and want to share your best practise / how to's?

    Then this is your turn to write down the basics and either edit the article yourself or just send me your drafts so I can add the article for you (Credits to you! Or do you want to stay anonymous? Both is fine as sharing is caring!).

    The Workbench 2017-02

    • Posted on: 17 February 2017
    • By: tomww

    Fosdem is over - met the developers and users

    The first user contributed blog article on installing LibreOffice is here! Yipee!

    LibreOffice 5.2 for Hipster - new packages

    SSHFS is very cool - new packages

    MPlayer 1.3.0 needs downgrade to 1.2.1 to work with ffmpeg 2.8.10

    Upgraded IPMI for the build KVM server - what a mess

    Preparation work for enabling https for the blog - what a mess

    Cleaning up old changes from my workspace

    Current issues with packages

    What is next

    Whats in the near future

    (click on "read more")