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!)
 

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 4.4.7.2 available for Solaris 11.3 (x86) and OpenIndiana Hipster (& S12)

  • Posted on: 28 May 2016
  • By: tomww
Screenshot of LibreOffice 4.4.7.2 on Solaris 11 Version 11.3

LibreOffice has been updated to version 4.4.7.2 (previous: 4.4.5.2).
Instructions for configuring the IPS repositories are here: quickrepolinks
pfexec pkg install -v libreoffice4-desktop-int libreoffice4
(click "read more")

Quick links to IPS Repositories

  • Posted on: 11 January 2020
  • By: tomww

(seriously, do *not* mirror these repositories - instead help me build a release repo which is HA and can be mirrored)

If you want to install extra packages for Solaris 11, OpenIndiana or OmniOSce, then this is the place telling you how to configure the package repositories on your system. To see the available packages in your Browser go to section "Browse", to configure te IPS repository go to section "Publisher" and select the one matching your Operating System. And in any case you have questions, then please ask me on twitter @sfepacakges or by email on sfepackages at g mail dot com.

Browse

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)
https://sfe.opencsw.org/localhosts11

Solaris 11.4 (was Solaris 12 internal) IPS Packages Repository (291)
https://sfe.opencsw.org/localhosts12

OpenIndiana OI151a8 (and a9) IPS Packages Respository (333)
https://sfe.opencsw.org/localhostoi151a8

OmniOS IPS Packages Repository (192)
https://sfe.opencsw.org/localhostomnios

OpenIndiana Hipster (moving target) IPS Packages Repository (234)
https://sfe.opencsw.org/localhostoih

discontinued: testing repo localhosts12nogccdeps -> please use localhosts12 now.

Publisher

To configure those repos as publishers use: (pick only the publisher matching your OS)
pfexec pkg set-publisher -G '*' -g https://sfe.opencsw.org/localhosts11 localhosts11  #S11.3 x86 (sparc: upcoming spring 2020)
pfexec pkg set-publisher -G '*' -g https://sfe.opencsw.org/localhosts12 localhosts12  #S12 #S11.4 x86 (sparc: upcoming sping 2020)
pfexec pkg set-publisher -G '*' -g https://sfe.opencsw.org/localhostomnios localhostomnios  #OmniOSce x86
pfexec pkg set-publisher -G '*' -g https://sfe.opencsw.org/localhostoih localhostoih  #new OpenIndiana Hipster x86
pfexec pkg set-publisher -G '*' -g https://sfe.opencsw.org/localhostoi151a8 localhostoi151a8  #old OpenIndiana x86

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).
Thank you!

Notes

Please keep in mind: You can install any exact package version if you specify the *complete* FMRI listed including the timestamp.
Example:
pkg list -avf postfix
[...]
pkg://localhosts11/sfe/service/network/smtp/postfix@3.0.3,5.11-0.0.175.3.1.0.5.0:20160108T10293
[...]
To install exaclty that version and no other, use:
pfexec pkg install -v pkg://localhosts11/sfe/service/network/smtp/postfix@3.0.3,5.11-0.0.175.3.1.0.5.0:20160108T10293

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.

Using https for the IPS package repositires is the default now (20200111), but you can still use the same URLs to the repos with http if you prefer.

Questions?

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!

Wish List for binary packages for Solaris OpenIndiana OmniOS

  • Posted on: 5 November 2019
  • 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.

LibreOffice on Solaris 11

  • Posted on: 27 December 2017
  • By: tomww

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)

Presence at BSD NOW Assembly at #34C3 in Leipzig Germany

  • Posted on: 26 December 2017
  • By: tomww

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!

Click on "read more" below.

Blog Website is now HTTPS Enabled

  • Posted on: 25 December 2017
  • By: tomww

Happy Xmas!

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!

Tags: 

Pages