Visiting Chaos Communication Congress #35C3 in Leipzig, Germany

  • Posted on: 9 December 2018
  • By: tomww

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.

The Workbench 2018-04

  • Posted on: 10 May 2018
  • By: tomww

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).

SFE is Running on Backup Site

  • Posted on: 30 April 2018
  • By: tomww

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

  • Posted on: 14 March 2018
  • By: tomww

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.

Regards,
Thomas

Edit 20180314:
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] pkg update throws error with conflicting path /pkgconfig

  • Posted on: 23 February 2018
  • By: tomww

[solved: with timestamp 20180226 there is a new set of packages for gcc@4.9.4 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.

Kvmadm is Available now for Hipster + OmniOSce

  • Posted on: 11 January 2018
  • By: tomww

Dear users,

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.

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.
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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.

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