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.
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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(Update 20160107 - There is a fresh verison 188.8.131.52 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 184.108.40.206 now.
This is a completely untested package from the developing development development repository.
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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* 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 :)
Everyone has a first-time experience with SFE.
How to configure publishers, how to find a package, how to get support if problems occur.
So what do *you* think should be written on a cheatsheet?
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LibreOffice has been updated to version 220.127.116.11 (previous: 18.104.22.168).
Instructions for configuring the IPS repositories are here: quickrepolinks
pfexec pkg install -v libreoffice4-desktop-int libreoffice4
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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.
Updates to drupal and modules
Updates to postfix package (version 3.4.5)
Updates to samba46 -> samba49 with AD provision
Important: Drop me a note if you want your to have your website account enabled for comments and more
(seriously, do *not* mirror these repositories - instead help me build a release repo which is HA and can be mirrored)
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 11.3 IPS Packages Repository (517)
Solaris 11.4 (was Solaris 12 internal) IPS Packages Repository (291)
OpenIndiana OI151a8 (and a9) IPS Packages Respository (333)
OmniOS IPS Packages Repository (192)
OpenIndiana Hipster (moving target) IPS Packages Repository (234)
discontinued: testing repo localhosts12nogccdeps -> please use localhosts12 now.
To configure those repos as publishers use: (pick only the publisher matching your OS)
pfexec pkg set-publisher -G '*' -g http://sfe.opencsw.org/localhosts11 localhosts11 #S11.3
pfexec pkg set-publisher -G '*' -g http://sfe.opencsw.org/localhosts12 localhosts12
pfexec pkg set-publisher -G '*' -g http://sfe.opencsw.org/localhostoi151a8 localhostoi151a8 #old OpenIndiana
pfexec pkg set-publisher -G '*' -g http://sfe.opencsw.org/localhostomnios localhostomnios #OmniOS
pfexec pkg set-publisher -G '*' -g http://sfe.opencsw.org/localhostoih localhostoih #new OpenIndiana Hipster
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 me 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. It should be used to promote packages from the development repositories to a public release repository. If you have ideas, how a test / promotion process should look like, please let me know (in the comments or by email).
If you are a programmer who can create or at least design a web workflow for the package promotion, then please get in contact very soon to discuss possibilities.
What we need as well for SFE are volunteers for testing the packages. Would you like to be one?
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).
Please keep in mind: You can install any exact package version if you specify the *complete* FMRI listed including the timestamp.
pkg list -avf postfix
To install exaclty that version and no other, use:
pfexec pkg install -v pkg://firstname.lastname@example.org,5.11-0.0.175.3.22.214.171.124:20160108T10293
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.
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!
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)
Meet users and developers from the SFE packaging project at the 34C3 Chaos Communication Congress (Dec 27 - Dev 30). SFE brings Ansible, LibreOffice, VLC, Postgres and many more packages to Solaris, OpenIndiana and OmniOS.
We share the assembly desk of the friends from BSD NOW community! With a little bit of luck, you can meet OpenZFS, Illumos, OpenIndianda and OmniOS users and maybe developers there!
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The blog website is now HTTPS enabled. There has been a small config setting missing before and the certificate was expired.
If you want to login securely, there is already the submit form set to "https" when you hit the login button.
But you may wish to manually change the URL to https://sfe.opencsw.org, so your browsers with saved passwords dare to put then into the login form for you.
In case you experience any problems with the blog site now, then please drop me a note on sfepackages at g mail dot com!
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, ...)!
Update to Postgresql 9.6.3
Dovecot with clucene server side search
Samba 4.6 with Active Directory provisioning fix
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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!).
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
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Recently released SRU14 for Solaris 11 gets us Firefox version 45.4!
You can install ffmpeg/libavcodec.so and watch video / mp4 and more formats in Firefox 45.4.
Or you could listen to soundcloud ...
Sidenote: OpenIndiana Hipster are lucky too, they have Firefox 45.4 since a few months.
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