Solaris is a Unix operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems (currently owned by Oracle) as a rebranding of SunOS 4.1.x in 1991.

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Debugging a Solaris network issue

I'm running a Solaris 11 x86 file server. The file-server part is ZFS + Samba. It's been up running for three or four years now without major problems. The Samba shares start out visible to other ...
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Give a user the permission to access files in a directory

I have mounted a volume from NAS storage to my Solaris 10 machine using NFS. I want to give read/write permission for a user to the directories and subdirectories and files. I have tried setfacl -m ...
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What package has GNU sed for Solaris?

I need to use the features of GNU sed, instead of the built-in version under Solaris 10. Which GNU package contains it? I don't see it listed in the coreutils, and my Google searches haven't helped ...
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Network bandwidth measurement on Solaris

I want to install pathtest or a program like it in a Sparc server running solaris 10. The purpose is to make a speedtest server to my remote sites. It is mentioned in pathtest FAQ that it only ...
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Autofs home folders from solaris 11

I'm having trouble since 2 days with autofs. I have a Solaris 11 Server. There I share the folder /export/home with the following command: share -o rw -d „Freigabe von /export/home“ /export/home My ...
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How do I use grep to find a text string in files in sub folders of a parent folder without -r switch

I'm using Solaris 10 and have two grep versions one in /usr/bin and one in /usr/xpg4/bin. I have been searching for an answer on how to search for text within files within sub folders of a parent ...
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Solaris 10 : Remove trailing blank lines from multiple files

I'm working on Solaris 10.What is the easiest way to remove blank lines from multiple files at once?
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“NFS <server> not responding still trying” error timestamp

Sometime while my putty session is connected to server, it gets this NFS error. Note the server is Solaris 11 based. NFS server <server> not responding still trying NFS server <server> ...
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Jboss application startup and shutdown asks for password. How to automate with init script?

Jboss application startup and shutdown of BMC-IDM asks for password (called keystore password, some Java stuff). How to automate with init script? Stop application > stop_idm_suite.sh Suite ...
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How can Solaris sub-partitions be accessed in FreeBSD?

First of all, Linux detects the partitions: sdg1: <solaris: [s0] sdg5 [s1] sdg6 [s2] sdg7 [s8] sdg8 > However, FreeBSD 9.0 shows only the main partition. Is it possible that only Solaris ...
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Dual boot Solaris and Linux

I have a laptop running Oracle Solaris and Gentoo Linux. First I installed Gentoo Linux. I used GPT partitioning scheme. In order to boot Gentoo Linux I have GRUB 2. Then I installed Solaris 11.1. ...
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Solaris 10 installation on KVM constantly reboot

Successfully installed Solaris 10 sparc on KVM. However when I restarted the VM it doesn't go to login screen but just constantly reboots. I've read different documents link1 link2 link3 but none of ...
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Solaris 11: How to use ILB to create HA loadbalancer across two backend servers?

I'm attempting to use Solaris 11's ILB to create a loadbalancer across two backend DNS servers. Here's my requirements: Two external IPs: .XXX.YYY, .XXX.ZZZ - these are the DNS IP's that our clients ...
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Solaris JRE Mozilla

In an thin client setup where Solaris 10 is being used on client and server side. Java based web apps are opened in Mozilla web browser 1.7. JRE version 1.4.2.6 is installed for Mozilla. On a few ...
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long format of ps command in Solaris

Jobs with a long command-line is not printing in Solaris: bash-3.2$ /usr/ucb/ps auxwww | grep ftf | awk '{print $NF}' | head -5 /proj/cmp01/app/btws/cfg/btw /proj/cmp01/app/btws/cfg/btw ...
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Using SSH to connect to a new server without storing the host keys in the $HOME/.ssh/known_host file

I get the following output if I run the following command: -bash-3.2$ ssh -o "StrictHostKeyChecking no" 192.168.1.77 Warning: Permanently added '192.168.1.77' (RSA) to the list of known hosts. Last ...
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Solaris: how to forward cron e-mails?

If a cron job produces output it is e-mailed to the user's account. I would like to redirect this e-mail to another e-mail account. Preferably on a user-by-user basis. I've looked into some options ...
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Solaris cron ignoring mail aliases?

As a Solaris user, I want cron jobs generated emails for the localuser@server to be forwarded to my myuser@sample.com email account, so that I read only one inbox. To resolve this I have forwarded ...
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Ulimit unlimited stack behavior oddity

I am running an application on a Solaris 10 system. Yesterday we have set the process stack size to unlimited: ulimit -s unlimited Today during the load the process would not come up reporting ...
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How can i view the contents of a tar.gz file (filenames + filesize)

I cannot use tar -tz as the solaris version I'm using does not accept the -z option. I tried something like gunzip file.tar.gz | tar -tv but that only gives: tar: /dev/rmt/0: No such file or ...
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Where can I get SUNWsan package for Solaris?

The package is not available in the installation DVD, nor internet (MOS, Google, etc.). Where could I get it?
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How to configure OpenIndiana(151a8 aka “hipster”) for development?

I saw a similar post about Solaris and thought of a similar howto. I've heard of recent news (as in 2013) with the distribution and I learned I could easily update my initial OpenIndiana 151a7 release ...
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On Solaris 7 Box trying to get X Record Extension Library to work using x11vnc

Does Xsun support this extension? Im on a Solaris Sparc Ultra 2 SunOs 5.7. x11vnc version: 0.9.9
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sed/awk/perl - delete spaces between two strings/words + solaris 10

please advice how to delete the spaces between "=" to the value/string ( after the "=" character) , should be implemented by awk or sed or perl command and command must to fit for solaris OS , ( ...
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Solaris 10 non global zones and rc scripts

There are a handful of Solaris zones that run a rc3.d/ script (which is normal), however, there is a single script that runs during boot and removes itself upon completion. (This is known from viewing ...
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Cannot install zone on Solaris 11

I am trying to install a zone on Solaris 11. I am using these instructions. I get up to Listing 2 when the error occurs. # zoneadm -z testzone install The following ZFS file system(s) have ...
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Variable scope in while-read-loop on Solaris

    Could someone please explain to me why my while loop seems to have an internal scope? I've seen multiple explanations online but they all have to do with pipes. My code has ...
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Solaris - calling app from java - no such file or library

I call ffmpeg from a java application on Solaris. If I run ffmpeg with the same parameters from command line, then it works fine, but calling it from Java app results the following error message: ...
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zfs replication temporary file

I'm running a zfs replication task, of a snapshot size ~2.5GB. I see that there is traffic going between the master and the slave, by using snoop, but I want to monitor the transmission. Is there a ...
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What is the correct way to upgrade 7zip on Solaris 10?

I currently have an old old version of 7zip installed (4.55 beta) on Solaris 10. It is located in /usr/bin/7z. Found using which 7z I have downloaded a new version 9.20.1. The README says to edit the ...
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Solaris - Inheriting by files the user's ownership of directory

I have a directory with ownersip like user:group. I want to make on it something like sgid, but for user - all of new created files have a directory ownership. For example: drwxrwx--- 2 user group ...
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What does “command1 -> command2” indicate in results from my ls -al?

when I do a ls -al in /usr/sfw/bin I see: make -> gmake What does this indicate? Is this a symbolic link? I've googled and have not found the answer to this question.
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tcsh/vi-mode behavior difference between Solaris and Linux

We have both Solaris and Linux environments at work. We use tcsh as the standard shell for hundreds of users. My question is about vi-mode in tcsh: In Solaris, while I'm typing, I can backspace ...
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Error installing protocol buffer on Solaris 8

Tried to run make for protobuf 2.5.0 on Solaris 8 which I download from this source. First, there were issues regarding a missing stdint.h which has been solved here. But it still fails to run the ...
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cannot make protobuf on Solaris 8

I just downloaded protocol buffer (protobuf) 2.5.0 from here. Then I tried to install it on Solaris 8 (SunOS ms-sparc8 5.8). When I try to run make, I got this error. In file included from ...
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libstdc++.so.6: open failed: No such file or directory

I'm trying to run my first C++ program on Solaris. Just a simple Hello World program. When I try to run. I get the error libstdc++.so.6:open failed:No such file or directory. Of course I did some ...
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how to grep complex hierarcy?

I have a file as:- start apple 1 a 2 b 3 c start orange 4 a 5 b start mango 1 a start a/b/c 5 z end 4 b end 6 c end start banana 3 c end 4 d 5 e end I want the output as :- 1 apple/a 2 apple/b 3 ...
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Recursive search doesn't work for grep on solaris

On our Solaris server I'm finding that grep -r doesn't work, which is the usual way that I use grep. It seems that egrep has the same behavior. Given that I have no control over the machine, is there ...
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Sparc Solaris - install optimised GCC 4.9, 32/64 bit?

We have a new (to us) solaris 10 box running on T4 cpus. Our software stack is Perl/Oracle based. We now have to install GCC 4.9. I wish to optimise this for the T4 CPU. I think the following ...
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How do I get GCC 4.7.1 with 64bit support installed for my user account only on Solaris x86

I have been put on a task to upgrade and build 32bit and 64bit libraries for software developers to use. I need to install GCC version 4.7.1 with 64bit support on the Solaris x86 machine I'm using for ...
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Solaris development host

This posting aims to document how go about getting a development host on Solaris. A "development host" is one where you have all the appropriate tools to build and compile C or C++ applications. ...
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How do I solve rcp errors on Solaris?

I am using Sun Solaris7 for running my ucam software, and I need to load data from my ucam system to one of my plotters that is also running on Solaris 7. When I load the job I am getting the ...
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utf-8 locale missing on nexenta

I need to use utf-8, but "locale -a" produces: C POSIX iso_8859_1 the os is: SunOS cteraportal 5.11 NexentaOS_134f i86pc i386 i86pc Solaris Additional info: root@cteraportal:~# dpkg -l locales ...
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What is the TTY major number of your Unix?

I'm currently working on a serial port library which already uses special frameworks to get information about serial ports on the system. Though serial ports are a fundamental design in Unix—as ...
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Can I change the output format of the “last” command to display the year?

I'm trying to find a way to report on the most recent login for all users on my Solaris 10 server. I'm starting with the output of the last command. Using that command, I get output like this: ...
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“The entry is a door” in Solaris “ls” man page

I found this in a man page for ls in solaris linux. http://www.unix.com/man-page/opensolaris/1/ls/ What does it mean when it says: D the entry is a door?
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Solaris 10 Default File Permissions

I've created an NFS mountpoint with rw permissions. How do I set new files in a directory to be created by a specific user/group with certain permissions?
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Compilation of gtkdialog with gcc fails on Solaris (cc1: error: invalid option `t')

I have Solaris 10 x86 just installed on my VBox, but I have problem with make and make install command. When I try to run this command I got error related to gcc compiler option -t: Here is config.log ...
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Solaris 11.1 and ipfilter

I'm trying to get IP Filter to work on Solaris 11.1. I'm following the official Solaris 11.1 guide. When the host is booted it doesn't pick up the ipf.conf that I expect. Here's the contents of ...
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Solaris 11 pkg repository update fails

I want to install gcc in my solaris 11 working in virtualbox, I tried pkg install gcc-45 but I am getting : pkg: 0/1 catalogs successfully updated: Unable to contact valid package ...