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

Proposal - Webstack - Which Packages needed?

  • Posted on: 28 January 2016
  • By: tomww

Proposal:

Build a webstack in SFE for Solaris, OpenIndiana (Hipster) and OmniOS.
Which packages would you like to see?

Apache
Nginx

php (latest)

mysql
postgresql

What about nodejs as a separate stack? Nodejs 4.x.x LTS and nodejs 5.x.x

Please write comments and add if possible which application you want to run on the webstack.
If PHP extensions are necessary for your project, that would be of interest as well!

Regards
T

Postfix 3.0.0 Package Fixed Manpage Names

  • Posted on: 18 January 2016
  • By: tomww

Read other news on postfix 3.0.3 with mediated symlinks

The postfix 3.0.0 package may have created a file conflict for the manpage mailq.1. The sendmail package from your OS-distro wanted to live in the same place.

The renaming of postfix's mailq.1 manpage to mailq.postfix.1 in the packaging stage didn't work any more, this is fixed now.

LibreOffice on Solaris 11

  • Posted on: 17 January 2016
  • 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)

About SFE Packages for SPARC CPU - Build Zone?

  • Posted on: 17 January 2016
  • By: tomww

Dear friends of SFE,

if you would like to have me building packages for the SPARC CPUs, then this is only one step away. Only make a SPARC build zone available to me. Well it's probably not that easy. As spec files generally are written in a way where you can build them on Intel and SPARC CPUs, the problem is today, that I have no recent SPARC hardware available to run such builds.

NewsFlash - Automatic Builds Resumed

  • Posted on: 17 January 2016
  • By: tomww

Dear friends of SFE,

I've resumed the automatic builds for SFE packages on target OS distributions Oracle Solaris 11 (TM), OpenIndiana (Hipster) and OmniOS. Solaris 12 and OpenIndiana OI151a8/a9 will follow soon.

You can book the RSS feeds of the IPS repository for your OS distribution here: http://sfe.opencsw.org/rss-feeds-for-all . This is useful e.g. on your mobile device to get notified if new packages or rebuilt packages appear.

LibeOffice 4.4.7.2 on the workbench

  • Posted on: 7 January 2016
  • By: tomww

[Update 20160107] LibreOffice 4.4.7.2 is ready, go to http://sfe.opencsw.org/libreoffice-4.4.7.2

Hi friends of SFE!

Currently I work on Libreoffice 4.4.7.2 to get the fixes for CVEs.

It is not a simple recompile, over the time I discover flaws in what the LO-build system produces.
For instance lots of libraries (*.so) use symbols form the boost_system library, but the makefiles aren't adding the needed switches /-lboot_system) to include the library...

Attending 32C3 in Hamburg

  • Posted on: 7 December 2015
  • By: tomww

Are you attenting the Chaos Communication Congres 32C3 in Hamburg this year?
If I manage to get a ticket (unfortunatly and surprisingly sold out since Dec 7th!), I'll be there.
I'd like to arrange a meeting and talk with ->you<- about SFE and Solaris and OpenIndiana and OmniOS. What do you think? Would you come to the table?
In case you are interested and to keep in contact, drop me a note here or on twitter or email, whatever is conventient to you.

Regards,
Thomas

First Light for LibreOffice on Solaris 11

  • Posted on: 30 October 2015
  • By: tomww
Screenshot of LibreOffice first light on Solaris 11

Update 20151031: Packages uploaded! \o/

Upgrade your Solaris to 11.3, then do "pfexec pkg install -v libreoffice4-desktop-int".

OTN Users of S11.2 GA (no extra SRU!) need to wait or better upgrade to S11.3 - you *really* want this. ==(click on the headline to see the full article)

NewsFlash - Updating Solars 11 build machine to 11.2 - Update OpenSSL 1.0.0 to 1.0.1 with ec.h ecdsa.h - for nettle samba

  • Posted on: 2 October 2015
  • By: tomww

Update 20151021 Upgrade to 11.2 completed. I had to uninstall a few SFE packages (gnu-getopt, mtr) and fix grub2 bootloader.
Update 20151020 Upgrade ongoging, I had to fix a broken disk first

I'm planning to update the autobuild machine for Solaris from Version 11.0 to 11.2.

The consequences will be, that new packages and packages which get rebuilt will require you to
update your Solaris copy to at least version 11.2.

Totally Thrilled: LibreOffice 4.4.5.2 for OpenIndiana Hipster

  • Posted on: 11 August 2015
  • By: tomww
LibreOffice 4.4.5.2 for OpenIndiana Hipster is now in SFE spec-files-extra! Other OS-Distro will follow!

(Update: For now, please start Libreoffice with: /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/soffice -writer )

http://sfe.opencsw.org/sites/sfe.opencsw.org/files/field/image/SFElibreo...

I'm totally thrilled! Burning 10 hours of CPU time and what is the result?

We have LibreOffice 4.4.5.2 now in SFE!

What does that mean? You can build it on your own or use the ready built binary IPS-package (expect the package to be up before Friday 14th Aug 2015)

Newsflash - Repository localhosts12 under full rebuild

  • Posted on: 7 August 2015
  • By: tomww

Newsflash: The Build-Machine for S12 has been updated from build 66 to build 79 and the complete set of SFE packages is currently rebuilt. SFEgcc is now at 4.8.5 (with LINK_LIBGCC_SPEC)
Update 20150810: the rebuild works, one highlight will be boost 0.58 and anoter highly desired package will hopefully work (wou'll have to guess which one can be based in the supporting libs snet to svn during the past few days)

Samba 4.2 with Active Directory support is leaving experimental

  • Posted on: 5 August 2015
  • By: tomww

SFEsamab42.spec is leaving experimental/ soon. It contains support for Active Directory and is currently in testing.

Expect the binary packages to appear during the next one or two weeks (approx until Aug 14th 2015).
Do you have any comments or questions? Use the comment function, drop me an email or use IRC on irc.freenode.org
channel #pkgbuild

Thanks for using SFE packages and have a nice day!

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localhostoi151a8 testing Repository for OpenIndiana OI151a8 (and a9) is updated

  • Posted on: 20 March 2015
  • By: tomww

During the last days, the testing repository for OpenIndiana OI151a8 (most packages should work in OI151a9 as well) got an update.
You can for instance find vlc, postfix, dovecot, tightvnc, and so on in this repostory. Please test the packages and give feedback, so I can collect package names and versions that can be promoted to an official repository soon.

If you wish to have SFE packages included, please drop me a note on any channel where you can find me (well that should not be to difficult).

Have fun with SFE packages and thanks for supporting SFE!

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