Meet at #36C3

  • Posted on: 9 December 2019
  • By: tomww

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!

The Workbench 2019-10

  • Posted on: 19 October 2019
  • By: tomww


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!.

The Workbench 2019-08

  • Posted on: 2 September 2019
  • By: tomww

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).

Visiting Chaos Communication Congress #35C3 in Leipzig, Germany

  • Posted on: 9 December 2018
  • By: tomww

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.

The Workbench 2018-04

  • Posted on: 10 May 2018
  • By: tomww

Quick note, more updates on this article will appear soon.

Now available: pdftk for Solaris 11!

pdftk 2.02 from 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).

SFE is Running on Backup Site

  • Posted on: 30 April 2018
  • By: tomww

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 points to this new IP-Address, so no changes needed on your side.

The Workbench 2018-03

  • Posted on: 14 March 2018
  • By: tomww

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.


Edit 20180314:
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] pkg update throws error with conflicting path /pkgconfig

  • Posted on: 23 February 2018
  • By: tomww

[solved: with timestamp 20180226 there is a new set of packages for gcc@4.9.4 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.

Kvmadm is Available now for Hipster + OmniOSce

  • Posted on: 11 January 2018
  • By: tomww

Dear users,

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.