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.


Edit 20180314:
Samba 4.6.13 fro Solaris 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.

OmniOS r151022 is out -> now OmniosCE

  • Posted on: 26 August 2017
  • By: tomww

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.

    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: 14 March 2018
    • 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.