NewsFlash - Libreoffice work ongoing

  • Posted on: 4 October 2015
  • By: tomww

Just wanted to let you know, I got a fresh drop of spec files for SFElibreoffice4 from pjama's workbench.

It will take a moment to work though it, test-compile and merge the changes into our SVN repository.
(Why does it take some days? The first reason is, pjama has been *very* busy enhancing the spec files
and the second one, I only want to publish packages which are of good quality which takes time)

Questions? Comments?

User registration is open, then you can drop comments.


NewsFlash - Updating Solars 11 build machine to 11.2 - Update OpenSSL 1.0.0 to 1.0.1 with ec.h ecdsa.h - for nettle samba

  • Posted on: 2 October 2015
  • By: tomww

I'm planning to update the autobuild machine for Solaris from Version 11.0 to 11.2.

The consequences will be, that new packages and packages which get rebuilt will require you to
update your Solaris copy to at least version 11.2.

The showstopper right now is openssl 1.0.0 in Solaris 11.0 and 11.1 not having support for EC
but the package SFEnettle-gnu.spec requests this.
The package Samba42 with AD support is currently based on SFEnettle-gnu.spec.

This is the reason for having samba42 with AD support only in the Solaris 12 and OmniOS repositories.

Wanted: drupal 7 / 8 theme for this site, what's your recommendation?

  • Posted on: 28 September 2015
  • By: tomww

Dear readers of,

I'm looking for a nice and clear drupal theme. Can be drupal 7 or 8, but should help getting users quickly to the content they are interested in.

Any suggestions from your side? Please leave a comment with ideas and suggestions.
Providing an URL is as good as giving a theme name.

Thank you for using SFE!

PS: I've used theme "business" from devsaran, but will for the moment use "Nexus" to avoid the ugly layout problem on the top menue with "business".

Totally Thrilled: LibreOffice for OpenIndiana Hipster

  • Posted on: 11 August 2015
  • By: tomww
LibreOffice for OpenIndiana Hipster is now in SFE spec-files-extra! Other OS-Distro will follow!

(Update: For now, please start Libreoffice with: /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/soffice -writer )

I'm totally thrilled! Burning 10 hours of CPU time and what is the result?

We have LibreOffice now in SFE!

What does that mean? You can build it on your own or use the ready built binary IPS-package (expect the package to be up before Friday 14th Aug 2015)

Newsflash - Repository localhosts12 under full rebuild

  • Posted on: 7 August 2015
  • By: tomww

Newsflash: The Build-Machine for S12 has been updated from build 66 to build 79 and the complete set of SFE packages is currently rebuilt. SFEgcc is now at 4.8.5 (with LINK_LIBGCC_SPEC)
Update 20150810: the rebuild works, one highlight will be boost 0.58 and anoter highly desired package will hopefully work (wou'll have to guess which one can be based in the supporting libs snet to svn during the past few days)

Samba 4.2 with Active Directory support is leaving experimental

  • Posted on: 5 August 2015
  • By: tomww

SFEsamab42.spec is leaving experimental/ soon. It contains support for Active Directory and is currently in testing.

Expect the binary packages to appear during the next one or two weeks (approx until Aug 14th 2015).
Do you have any comments or questions? Use the comment function, drop me an email or use IRC on
channel #pkgbuild

Thanks for using SFE packages and have a nice day!