* opened github spec-files-extra
FOI001 - Friends of Illumos - @FOSDEM 2019 in Brussels
At the @FOSDEM conference on February 3rd 2019 in Brussels there was the idea to make a podcast "Friends of Illumos" and talk about the achievements and whats to be done.
* work has started for SPARC Packages on Solaris 11.3 / Solaris 11.4 - drop me a note if you need some packages first
* attending FOSDEM conference in Bruessels on Feb 1st/2nd - visit the illumos table
* working on the release iof the first episode of the posdcast "friends of illumos"
Visit the illumos table at @FOSDEM in Bruessels, Belgium, Febuary 1st & 2nd 2020, Building K.
If you are a Solaris, an OpenIndiana Hipster or OmniOS user, you'll find the illumos table full of really nice people that are very happy to have a chat with you. And I believe you can get illumos stickers too.
PS: Still searching for an intro music for the podcast. If you have an idea for music that matches with this technical podcast, that would help speeding up the release!
Dear Users of SunOS (Solaris | OpenIndiana | OmniOSce | SmartOS),
would you like to meet at Chaos Communication Congress #36C3 in Leipzig this year?
We could talk about the cool things you're doing on the OS, with ZFS, with bhyve, KVM or cool services you've assembled. Or just talk about life.
We even could record a nice podcast. That would be "friends of illumos #2" then. You don't need large preparation for that, just your ideas (sure, you have plenty!), your voice and your mind :). Recording of the first episode has been very much fun!
Read how you can setup a local build environment and compile packages yourself from scratch, by using spec-files.
I've written a draft version of a setup guide for compiling packages yourself. A reason for compiling yourself might be you want to develop your own spec files, or you want to verify builds for more security or every other reason of your choice.
My personal most appreciated reason for you having a build environment would be that you plan to contribute to the repository of spec-files and improve the number and / or quality of the provided software packages!.
Only a quick note:
Samba 4.10.6 now runs nicely on Solaris 11.3, Solaris 11.4, OmniOSce, Openindiana Hipster as Active Domain Controller.
I'll post setup instructions in a few weeks (drop me anote if you are in a hurry!), so you can replay the setup of an Active Directory Controller running in one Zone and add a second zone with the fileserver that joins the AD. ZFS is configured to support ACLs necessary to grant permissions by the RSAT tools, Group Policy Objects and Roaming Profiles (on Windows).
mutt 1.12.0 and 1.12.1
update KVM for OmniOSce builds from r151022-LTS to r151030-LTS soon
samba 4.10.4 in testing on S11.3
Update: Finally I've got my ticket for 35C3 - I'm looking forward to see you there! On congress you can reach me on DECT phone by dialing extention "tomw" or 8669 on your phone. You know you can reach the extensions as well from the outside by prepending the congress phone number (will be announced) in case you don't have a DECT or GSM extension registered.
Long time no see - back working on the blog site: update underlaying server
Quick note, more updates on this article will appear soon.
Now available: pdftk for Solaris 11!
pdftk 2.02 from http://pdflabs.com ist now available for Solaris 11 (version 11.3)!
You can merge, split or watermark PDFs from the command line.
To build the package it was necessary to enhance the GCC 4.9.4 package with the Java compiler "gcj".
For OpenIndiana Hipster the compile run is is not yet clean (iconv symbols missing).
Update: The current (former backup) site got improved, so it will be the main site for now. 20181105
(Article will be updated once new status is know) last updated: 20180430-1300GMT
Dear SFE Users!
Once a service goes down, you recognize how important the service is to people.
The backup site and _ALL_ IPS Repositories are online and operational. The domain name sfe.opencsw.org points to this new IP-Address, so no changes needed on your side.
The Workbench 2018-03 will be delayed for a short while.
I'm currently busy working to get up my freelance career.
SFE packages continues to get you valuable software, no changes here.
In the meantime feel free to drop me a line and tell me what you need / think about SFE.
Samba 4.6.13 for Solaris 11 and OmniOS / OmniOSce got updated to samba 4.6.14 - CVE-2018-1057: Unprivileged user can change any user (and admin) password. Packages for Solaris 11.3 and OmniOSce should already be in the repository
[solved: with timestamp 20180226 there is a new set of packages for email@example.com on S11 and OI that has correct settings for directory pkgconfig. Just re-try your update or install now. Thanks for your patience and have fun using the added java compiler "gcj"! edited 20180227-0900-UTC]
A quick note from the workbench..
the last udpate to GCC 4.9.4 and including the java compiler gcj introduced a problem with a conflicting set of attributes to the patch /usr/gnu/lib/pkgconfig and /usr/gnu/lib/amd64/pkgconfig.
@FOSDEM Brussels has a booth from @illumos Project connecting the community projects around it.
Make sure to drop by and just say "hi"!
How to install LibreOffice 4.x or 5.x on Solaris OS
(click on "read more" to see the complete article with complete instructions)
I've added kvmadm version 0.12.3 to the SFE Omnios and OI-Hipster repositories. Please note that for selected OmniOS Releases you can get kvmadm from the OS-Distro repositories also. I'll try to have always the latest+greates kvmadm version on the repo. If you need kvmadm for an older version of OmniOS (e.g. 151014), then drop me a note.
Quick collection of installation issues with SFE packages on OpenIndiana
Update: Ansible package Solaris 11 (X86) is now ready! (20171011)
just dropping you a note about ansible. It may not yet propperly work in the revision it is in the localhosts11 repository.