Popular Packages From SFE

  • Posted on: 17 November 2017
  • By: tomww

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, ...)!

Regards,
Thomas

Wish List for binary packages for Solaris OpenIndiana OmniOS

  • Posted on: 12 October 2017
  • 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.

Resource - Best Practise for SFE Packages

  • Posted on: 20 May 2017
  • By: tomww

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!).

The Workbench 2017-02

  • Posted on: 17 February 2017
  • By: tomww

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

(click on "read more")

Quick links to IPS Repositories

  • Posted on: 17 January 2017
  • By: tomww

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

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 IPS Packages Repository (517)
http://sfe.opencsw.org/localhosts11

Solaris 12 (internal) IPS Packages Repository (291)
http://sfe.opencsw.org/localhosts12OpenIndiana OI151a8 (and a9) IPS Packages Respository (333)
http://sfe.opencsw.org/localhostoi151a8

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

OpenIndiana Hipster (moving target) IPS Packages Repository (234)
http://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 http://sfe.opencsw.org/localhosts11 localhosts11  #S11
pfexec pkg set-publisher -G '*' -g http://sfe.opencsw.org/localhosts12 localhosts12  #S12
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).
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.

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!

Solaris 11 SRU14 and Firefox 45 - Video Play Back With Ffmpeg

  • Posted on: 15 December 2016
  • By: tomww
YoutTube HTML5 Testpage showing all video formats okay

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.

(click read more)

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.

Tags: 

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.

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