Long time no see - back working on the blog site: update underlaying server
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).
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 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.
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: with timestamp 20180226 there is a new set of packages for email@example.com 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.
@FOSDEM Brussels has a booth from @illumos Project connecting the community projects around it.
Make sure to drop by and just say "hi"!
How to install LibreOffice 4.x or 5.x on Solaris OS
(click on "read more" to see the complete article with complete instructions)
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.
Quick collection of installation issues with SFE packages on OpenIndiana
Update: Ansible package Solaris 11 (X86) is now ready! (20171011)
just dropping you a note about ansible. It may not yet propperly work in the revision it is in the localhosts11 repository.
- Add OmniOSce build VM
- Add Solaris 11.4 (upcoming, former Solaris 12 development) build VM
- Add Bind 9.x Server to OmniOS
Add perdition (imap + pop3 redirector)
DCC and Spamassassin
(click on read more)
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.
Configuration Best Practise for postfix
At the moment this is a draft, but I wanted to let you know immediatly what I learned today.
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.
(click on read more!)
(Update 20160107 - There is a fresh verison 22.214.171.124 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 126.96.36.199 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.
(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 :)