FAQ OpenIndiana Package Install

  • Posted on: 8 November 2017
  • By: tomww

Quick collection of installation issues with SFE packages on OpenIndiana


  • If you want dovecot + postfix with SMTP AUTH:
    uncomment the section with "unix_listener /var/spool/postfix/private/auth" in config file /etc/dovecot/conf.d/10-master.conf
  • if you want SFE postfix to install you may need to relax version constraints (OpenIndiana):
    pfexec pkg change-facet facet.version-lock.service/network/smtp/postfix=false
    This unlocks the version of the package from the userland so you can do:
    pkg install -v pkg://localhostoih/service/network/smtp/postfix
  • Then check the mediator for email:
    pkg mediator

    sendmail     system            local      postfix-sfe
    To set the mediator use:
    pfexec pkg set-mediator -I postfix-sfe postfix-sfe
    This creates symlinks in the ususal places, so programs expecting sendmail binaries can call your postfix

  • LibreOffice 4.x and 5.x on OpenIndiana Hipster
    You may see an error from IPS that there is a file conflict when installing libiconv from SFE repo. The related issue is being worked on by OpenIndiana developers and tracked here:
    We have a workaround to downgrade libsmbclient to version 3, see the paragraph LibreOffice to get the "version unlock" steps:


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20171208 - added hint for version unlock libsmbclient for installing LO5 on OpenIndiana Hipster
20171108 - created