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.

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predrag.zecevic's picture

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predrag.zecevic's picture

Hi TomWW,

any chance to re-compile LibreOffice for OI, but using its libraries?
For example:
* library/audio/gstreamer
* x11/library/libglew

There are probably more...


Hi Predrag,

I haven't heard from pjama in australia who is working on an updated LO version. I think he is busy at the moment.

A think a plan could be to either find/ally workarounds for recent hipster now or try in january to do a recompile.

If the libsmbclient workaround (version / facet unlock) is still neccessary is something to start with.


Hi Predrag,
I've build a new package libglew, so that package conflict should now be solved.
It works on Hipster versions (and later):
In case there is the need for older hipster version, then please drop me a note. In that case I'll either update the dependency in the metadata or rebuild the package on an older hipster image.
If gstreamer is still a blocker, then please drop me a note.

predrag.zecevic's picture

Hi Thomas,

Thanks for calling me! So, it works like charm:

$ ldd /usr/lib/libreoffice5.2/program/soffice.bin | grep libGLEW.so
libGLEW.so => /usr/gnu/lib/libGLEW.so

$ pkg search -l /usr/gnu/lib/libGLEW.so
path link usr/gnu/lib/libGLEW.so pkg:/sfe/library/libglew@1.13.0-0.2017.0.0.5

$ pkg info pkg:/sfe/library/libglew
Name: sfe/library/libglew
Summary: OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library (/usr/gnu/)
Description: The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library (GLEW) is a cross-platform
open-source C/C++ extension loading library. GLEW provides
efficient run-time mechanisms for determining which OpenGL
extensions are supported on the target platform. OpenGL core and
extension functionality is exposed in a single header file.
Category: System/Libraries
State: Installed
Publisher: localhostoih
Version: 1.13.0
Branch: 0.2017.0.0.5
Packaging Date: Sat Jan 20 09:56:02 2018
Size: 2.44 MB
FMRI: pkg://localhostoih/sfe/library/libglew@1.13.0-0.2017.0.0.5:20180120T095602Z
Project URL: http://glew.sourceforge.net/
Source URL: http://downloads.sourceforge.net/glew/1.13.0/glew-1.13.0.tgz



unfortunalty the last update to the SFEgcc package introduced a conflicting IPS file action. The Java compiler "gcj" introduced a directory "pkgconfig" that unfortunalty has a deviating user-group assigned, so IPS rejects the install if another package with differend directoy group is already present.

I'm currently working on a fresh gcc package in SFE that resolved this issue. In the meantime one could try to reject exacltly the package gcc-runtime@4.9.4,5.11-0.2017.0.0.5:20180215T234143Z

Another untested solution could be if you want to udpate only the OS, then restrict the update to the publisher of the OS. I think this could avoid the automatic attempt to update the SFE gcc package.

I'll post an update once this is resolved.

Thanks for using SFE!