The Workbench 2017-01
Attending FOSDEM in Bruxxels on Feb 4th & 5th
If anyone of you is at FOSDEM too, I would appreciate having a chat. In case you have really good story around Solaris / OpenIndiana OmniOS, I can offer we do a short audio recording. No large preparation needed from your side. I'll bring a nice audio recorder and two headsets, extendable to 4 people.
My main interest is twofold:
1) Meet with other developers from the Soalrish arena and talk not only about SFE.
2) Everything around Docker and OpenStack
Fosdem is free, so only limit is space and will. And you only pay for a hotel/accomodation and food.
Full Rebuild Packages for Solaris 12 Build 115
I've started the move from bare metal to the VM server I run on SmartOS. Solaris 12 build 115 will be the one where I try to rebuild every package except the GCC compilers. In case you need stable packages during the next month or so, consider setting the publisher localhosts12 to "--disable" and only do careful updates and make really shure you can rollback your OS in case something gets mixed up. This is note only important for Solaris 12 users.
LibreOffice4 (and 52) on OpenIndiana Hipster version 2016-11-11 and up
Two things have to be done here. One is, I'm waiting on a nice solution to Bug https://www.illumos.org/issues/7755 .
Second, I have to prepare the KVM instance with Hipster 2016 to be able to boot again. There is some really weird things going on while booting. To be precise, it fails to boot with boot loader not being able to propperly load kernel / ramdisk.
As long as bug 7755 is not solved, I don't need to hurry with the booting problems. I believe someone with oversight would just need to start a more deep investigation and decide what type of solution would be best. Implementation in OI should be only a small effort. Investigation and propper description is propably some more work.
At the moment there is only LibreOffice4 in the repo, maybe LibreOffice52 follows one day if the conflicts can be solved.
(Small Update for LO4 on Hipster 2016/2017: totally avoid using libsmbclient versions 4.x.x as they want conflicting iconv package. Using the steps below should enable install of LO4 and upgrade to hipster 2016+2017 versions later then 2016-11-11:
pfexec pkg change-facet facet.version-lock.library/samba/libsmbclient=false
optional if already at @4:
pfexec pkg install -v library/samba/libsmbclient@3
pfexec pkg freeze library/samba/libsmbclient
(... was frozen at 3.6.22-2016.0.0.0:20160730T014851Z)
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This article will be extended over time.
edited 20170202 added quick'n'dirty workaround steps for LO4 on recent hipster version 2016-11-11 and up