LibreOffice4 4.4.7.2 available for Solaris 11.3 and OpenIndiana Hipster (& S12)

  • Posted on: 24 April 2016
  • By: tomww
Screenshot of LibreOffice 4.4.7.2 on Solaris 11 Version 11.3

LibreOffice has been updated to version 4.4.7.2 (previous: 4.4.5.2).
Instructions for configuring the IPS repositories are here: quickrepolinks
pfexec pkg install -v libreoffice4-desktop-int libreoffice4
(click "read more")

The Workbench

  • Posted on: 24 April 2016
  • By: tomww

What is currently on my workbench?

I'm looking for volunteers to update LibreOffice to 5.0.5 or newer: To get the new User-Interface and other improvements.

(Edit:) In the meanwhile I'll try to get LibreOffice 4 to S12 - the procfs.h compile issue is now solved and I'm fixing small issues as they appear while building on S12. Package compiles, will be uploaded in early version without dictionaries and language files. Once it appears on publisher "localhosts12" you may do first tests.

Funny Searchterms for Packages

  • Posted on: 24 April 2016
  • By: tomww

From time to time, vistors use the search function for the package repositories.

One or the other package or project name is maybe of interest to others as well.


If you find a package in the list below that is very interesting for you, then please let me know or write right into the comment field of the table why you have good use for such a package.

It can only help to get someone starting to work on it!

 

Wish List for binary packages for Solaris OpenIndiana OmniOS

  • Posted on: 2 April 2016
  • 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.

FireFox Video - Discarding Ideas is as Important as Creating New Ones

  • Posted on: 29 March 2016
  • By: tomww

Demand for Video Playback in Firefox
Since quite a while I had the idea to update the gstreamer modules for video (e.g. gst-ffmpeg) for Solaris. OpenIndiana Hipster added those a few months ago plus created a few new ones. The ffmpeg module enables firefox to play non-flash and non-html5 view quite nicely. Today on OpenIndiana only.

How To Setup SFE Publisher for OpenIndiana Hipster 2015 (draft)

  • Posted on: 27 March 2016
  • By: tomww

Dear readers, here is a draft version of upgrading OpenIndiana Hipster to the lastest version and then add the SFE publisher to install packages. Please read and if you already have access to the blog by username, *edit* this text to make it better. This is highly appreciated! I would prefer to let you improve this text, while I try to improve the packages. Deal?

Quick links to IPS Repositories

  • Posted on: 16 March 2016
  • By: tomww

 

Browse

By clicking on the URL you can browse available packages for your OS:
(X86 only! Donate a SPARC build zone? Well there is something in preparation, ask for updates on this!)

Solaris 11 IPS Packages Repository (415)
http://sfe.opencsw.org/localhosts11

(upcoming) Solaris 12 IPS Packages Repository (169)
http://sfe.opencsw.org/localhosts12

OpenIndiana OI151a8 (and a9) IPS Packages Respository (376)
http://sfe.opencsw.org/localhostoi151a8

OmniOS IPS Packages Repository (88)
http://sfe.opencsw.org/localhostomnios

OpenIndiana Hipster (moving target) IPS Packages Repository (95)
http://sfe.opencsw.org/localhostoih

Publisher

To configure those repos as publishers use: (pick only the one matching you OS)
pfexec pkg set-publisher -G '*' -g http://sfe.opencsw.org/localhosts11 localhosts11
pfexec pkg set-publisher -G '*' -g http://sfe.opencsw.org/localhosts12 localhosts12
pfexec pkg set-publisher -G '*' -g http://sfe.opencsw.org/localhostoi151a8 localhostoi151a8
pfexec pkg set-publisher -G '*' -g http://sfe.opencsw.org/localhostomnios localhostomnios
pfexec pkg set-publisher -G '*' -g http://sfe.opencsw.org/localhostoih localhostoih

These repositories are 1:1 copies from the build machines, so please expect contents to change frequently and as well, the content may have bugs. Drop us a note (in the comments, or by email) if a package works (yeah, we like that!) or breaks for you (we need to know that).
One day there will be a process which establishes a voting system that is used to promote packages from these development repositories to a public release repository. If you have ideas, how a test / promotion process should look like, please let us know (in the comments or by email)

What is it good for

These are development repositories but good for normal use.
For production use, you can compile packages yourself, or, help us building up a "release" repository with QA and a voting website to get packages promoted to "release".

Mirroring the Repository?

Please do *not* mirror these development repositories. You can download the package and prerequisite packages with special switch "-r" to the pkgrecv command. That saves capacities on the server. I'm sure you understand that mirroring 18Gbytes for the whole repository is not the right thing to do.
Once a release repository exists, you are welcome to mirror this (though we understand that it only makes sense in very, very rare cases).
Thank you!

Notes

Please keep in mind: You can install any exact package version if you specify the *complete* FMRI listed including the timestamp.
Example:
pkg list -avf postfix
[...]
pkg://localhosts11/sfe/service/network/smtp/postfix@3.0.3,5.11-0.0.175.3.1.0.5.0:20160108T10293
[...]
To install exaclty that version and no other, use:
pfexec pkg install -v pkg://localhosts11/sfe/service/network/smtp/postfix@3.0.3,5.11-0.0.175.3.1.0.5.0:20160108T10293

This way, you could install exactly an *older* or a *newer* package then the resolver would auto-select for you. This enables you to help yourself, in case we have a broken package in these build repositories. You simply install another version which is working for you.

Questions?

Drop me an email at sfepackages at g mail dot com - or create a useraccount here on the blog and leave me a comment.
Need additonal packages? Put them on the package wishlist here http://sfe.opencsw.org/wishlist!

More Perl Modules Arriving

  • Posted on: 9 March 2016
  • By: tomww

Update: 2016-03-16 For Solaris 11 the perl-modules are uploaded, for OI-Hipster and OmniOS I still need to make some more fixes to get some of the modules compile (mostly those with C-code involved)

Currently I'm preparing a bunch of perl modules, some of them especially for perlwiki.

If you want more perl modules added, please drop me a note so I can create the spec files with the handy script experimental/make_perl_cpan_settings.pl and then test the spec files with experimental/testbuildperlmodule

Example:
. /opt/*bld/bin/env.sh
cd spec-files-extra

Proposal - Webstack - Which Packages needed?

  • Posted on: 28 January 2016
  • By: tomww

Proposal:

Build a webstack in SFE for Solaris, OpenIndiana (Hipster) and OmniOS.
Which packages would you like to see?

Apache
Nginx

php (latest)

mysql
postgresql

What about nodejs as a separate stack? Nodejs 4.x.x LTS and nodejs 5.x.x

Please write comments and add if possible which application you want to run on the webstack.
If PHP extensions are necessary for your project, that would be of interest as well!

Regards
T

Postfix 3.0.0 Package Fixed Manpage Names

  • Posted on: 18 January 2016
  • By: tomww

Read other news on postfix 3.0.3 with mediated symlinks

The postfix 3.0.0 package may have created a file conflict for the manpage mailq.1. The sendmail package from your OS-distro wanted to live in the same place.

The renaming of postfix's mailq.1 manpage to mailq.postfix.1 in the packaging stage didn't work any more, this is fixed now.

LibreOffice on Solaris 11

  • Posted on: 17 January 2016
  • By: tomww

LibreOffice on Solaris 11 is available now from the build repository/IPS-publisher "localhosts11". Solaris 11.3 Users can set the publisher according to "Quicklinks" from the menu on the top right. Solaris 11.2 Users with no SRU installed have to upgrade to 11.3 (you want this!) or wait a moment until packages with relaxed requirements are uploaded. Please comment and spread the work! (klick on read more)

IPS Package Repository on sfe.opencsw.org

  • Posted on: 17 January 2016
  • By: tomww

In a hurry? Go to: http://sfe.opencsw.org/quickrepolinks

I promise, one day there will be someone volunteering and re-write this article for you.

Update 20150710: The build machine for OI Hipster is running, the setup for the repository follows shortly. Once available, I'll post this on this blog. (Done! It is now online!)

About SFE Packages for SPARC CPU - Build Zone?

  • Posted on: 17 January 2016
  • By: tomww

Dear friends of SFE,

if you would like to have me building packages for the SPARC CPUs, then this is only one step away. Only make a SPARC build zone available to me. Well it's probably not that easy. As spec files generally are written in a way where you can build them on Intel and SPARC CPUs, the problem is today, that I have no recent SPARC hardware available to run such builds.

NewsFlash - Automatic Builds Resumed

  • Posted on: 17 January 2016
  • By: tomww

Dear friends of SFE,

I've resumed the automatic builds for SFE packages on target OS distributions Oracle Solaris 11 (TM), OpenIndiana (Hipster) and OmniOS. Solaris 12 and OpenIndiana OI151a8/a9 will follow soon.

You can book the RSS feeds of the IPS repository for your OS distribution here: http://sfe.opencsw.org/rss-feeds-for-all . This is useful e.g. on your mobile device to get notified if new packages or rebuilt packages appear.

LibeOffice 4.4.7.2 on the workbench

  • Posted on: 7 January 2016
  • By: tomww

[Update 20160107] LibreOffice 4.4.7.2 is ready, go to http://sfe.opencsw.org/libreoffice-4.4.7.2

Hi friends of SFE!

Currently I work on Libreoffice 4.4.7.2 to get the fixes for CVEs.

It is not a simple recompile, over the time I discover flaws in what the LO-build system produces.
For instance lots of libraries (*.so) use symbols form the boost_system library, but the makefiles aren't adding the needed switches /-lboot_system) to include the library...

Attending 32C3 in Hamburg

  • Posted on: 7 December 2015
  • By: tomww

Are you attenting the Chaos Communication Congres 32C3 in Hamburg this year?
If I manage to get a ticket (unfortunatly and surprisingly sold out since Dec 7th!), I'll be there.
I'd like to arrange a meeting and talk with ->you<- about SFE and Solaris and OpenIndiana and OmniOS. What do you think? Would you come to the table?
In case you are interested and to keep in contact, drop me a note here or on twitter or email, whatever is conventient to you.

Regards,
Thomas

First Light for LibreOffice on Solaris 11

  • Posted on: 30 October 2015
  • By: tomww
Screenshot of LibreOffice first light on Solaris 11

Update 20151031: Packages uploaded! \o/

Upgrade your Solaris to 11.3, then do "pfexec pkg install -v libreoffice4-desktop-int".

OTN Users of S11.2 GA (no extra SRU!) need to wait or better upgrade to S11.3 - you *really* want this. ==(click on the headline to see the full article)

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