The Workbench 2016-11

  • Posted on: 13 November 2016
  • By: tomww

News From The Workbench 2016-11

LibreOffice4 and LibreOffice5 (new)

Our maintainer Pjama sent in new spec files for LibreOffice 5.1 and 5.2. This is absolutely wonderful!
Today I started to do a test-build on OpenIndiana Hipster 2016.10-like system to see first, if the LibreOffice4 in version 4.4.7.2 can be built in a reproducible way. Finetuning will happen during the next days.

The Workbench 2016-10

  • Posted on: 5 October 2016
  • By: tomww

working on GCC 4.8.5 / 4.9 / 5.4 with new install location /usr/gcc-sfe and compatibility symlinks /usr/gcc/
(click read more)
temporary repository localhosts12nogccdeps discontinued (replaced by -> localhosts12 with new /usr/gcc-sfe)
LibreOffice5 is waiting for being fine tuned for the OSDistros with X11 present

The Workbench 2016-07

  • Posted on: 6 August 2016
  • By: tomww

What is currently on my workbench?  (There is a new workbench article 2016-08 available)

(Edit:) In the meanwhile I'll try to get LibreOffice 4 to S12 - the procfs.h compile issue is now solved and I'm fixing small issues as they appear while building on S12. Package compiles, will be uploaded in early version without dictionaries and language files. Once it appears on publisher "localhosts12" you may do first tests.
(Edit2:) LibreOffice 4 works on S12 - thanks to some few lines of code changes from a collegue!

Repository Sync Reparied

  • Posted on: 14 July 2016
  • By: tomww

Hi all,

during the last days the repository upload was broken. I had to repair the script after I extended the functionality to get a quicker sync for the shared files stored on the path /file/.

The plan was, to make syncing faster for the 629424 files stored in /file/. Even if you say "rsync" is smart, I believe it should be very much faster is I run a "find" to see filesnames newer then a flagfile (carrying the timtestamp of the previous seccuessful sync).
I've prepared the code and will try it out during the next few days.

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IPS Package Repository on sfe.opencsw.org

  • Posted on: 13 July 2016
  • By: tomww

In a hurry? Go to: http://sfe.opencsw.org/quickrepolinks

I promise, one day there will be someone volunteering and re-write this article for you.

Update 20150710: The build machine for OI Hipster is running, the setup for the repository follows shortly. Once available, I'll post this on this blog. (Done! It is now online!)

Software for Oracle Solaris 11 (TM)

  • Posted on: 13 July 2016
  • By: tomww

This project compiles RPM spec files into IPS packages for the Oracle Solaris 11 (TM) operating system.
You can find the IPS package repositories here: http://sfe.opencsw.org/quickrepolinks

If you are using OpenIndiana Hipster or OmniOS, then you find separate IPS repositories for those as well.

Volunteers for this website are highly welcome!

Contributing to the build recipes in RPM format is open. A quick start tutorial can be given so you have a greate first time experience!

The Workbench 2016-06

  • Posted on: 23 June 2016
  • By: tomww

Some quick notes about what's happening on the SFE side.

LibreOffice5 is on the workbench in Australia.

Foswiki (perl) now has all its required modules in the repository. So CGI-Mode looks working but mod_perl doesn't play well at the moment. Either troubles with Apache rewrite rules loosing the tag "perl-script" or perl 5.12 on S11 is not suitable. Need help from a mod_perl guru. Know one?

Foswiki and Perl Modules available

  • Posted on: 9 June 2016
  • By: tomww

Hi all,

the Perl modules required to build up a "foswiki" are now available in the repositories.
For Foxwiki itself, I'll create a package once I managed to get a propper basic configuration that works:
The cgi-mode is already functioning, only the mod_perl mode is a but hairy to debug. The apache22 mod_rewrite rules and the call to bin/view don't play well together in my Test-Setup on Solaris 11.3.

Wine 1.9.10 Emulator Is Hitting The Repositories

  • Posted on: 25 May 2016
  • By: tomww

Hi all,

I've updated the package for wine these days to version 1.9.10

You may find the wine package for your favored OS if you search the repositories here: http://sfe.opencsw.org/quickrepolinks

Something to test would be if directx works. If you have success or a failure and can help to debug this, that would be great.

Try it. You'll be surprised how fast firefox runs inside wine!

To start, run the script "winetricks" and install firefox from the application submenu.

Regards
Thomas

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Fuse Update in Planning

  • Posted on: 16 May 2016
  • By: tomww

I'm planning to update the fuse modules and libraries very soon. As well ntfs-3g should get an update.

Those modules/libs are used by e.g. ntfs, DAV tool "cadaver" and others like filesystem over ssh (sshfs).
If I can re-enable ext2 (or newer) over fuse will be interesting.

If you want to test the new packages or want to get notified for news, then please drop me a note in the comments or email to: sfepackages at g mail dot com

Regards,
Thomas

Funny Searchterms for Packages

  • Posted on: 24 April 2016
  • By: tomww

From time to time, vistors use the search function for the package repositories.

One or the other package or project name is maybe of interest to others as well.


If you find a package in the list below that is very interesting for you, then please let me know or write right into the comment field of the table why you have good use for such a package.

It can only help to get someone starting to work on it!

 

How To Setup SFE Publisher for OpenIndiana Hipster 2015 (draft)

  • Posted on: 27 March 2016
  • By: tomww

Dear readers, here is a draft version of upgrading OpenIndiana Hipster to the lastest version and then add the SFE publisher to install packages. Please read and if you already have access to the blog by username, *edit* this text to make it better. This is highly appreciated! I would prefer to let you improve this text, while I try to improve the packages. Deal?

More Perl Modules Arriving

  • Posted on: 9 March 2016
  • By: tomww

Update: 2016-03-16 For Solaris 11 the perl-modules are uploaded, for OI-Hipster and OmniOS I still need to make some more fixes to get some of the modules compile (mostly those with C-code involved)

Currently I'm preparing a bunch of perl modules, some of them especially for perlwiki.

If you want more perl modules added, please drop me a note so I can create the spec files with the handy script experimental/make_perl_cpan_settings.pl and then test the spec files with experimental/testbuildperlmodule

Example:
. /opt/*bld/bin/env.sh
cd spec-files-extra

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