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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How difficult will it be to determine, get and apply latest patches to Solaris 8

I have a Sun Ultra Enterprise 2 running Solaris 8 (Generic_108528-11). This hasn't had any patches applied for years. I just now got the configuration right for connecting to the internet through my ...
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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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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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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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How to restore the default signal processing behavior on Solaris?

I have found the signal processing behavior on my Solaris 10 is changed. For example, when I Ctrl+C, the program can't exit. Use psig to check the signal processing behavior: HUP default INT ...
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Solaris 10 : command to copy text to the clipboard. (command line)

I'm searching a command to copy text to the clipboard. xclip and xsel are commands which are available on several Linux and Unix OS-es, but is unfortenuately not available on solaris 10. ...
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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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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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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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shadow files getting created automatically in /etc in solaris server.(SunOS 5.10)

In my Solaris server (SunOS 5.10) shadow files are getting created automatically every 10 minutes for two particular users in /etc. The content of the files is the same as /etc/shadow. Say john and ...
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solaris.grant and granting/delegating rights?

I have a couple of question regarding Solaris 11... First off, as far as I can tell, Solaris has dropped the auth solaris.grant in Solaris 11... Why was it removed? Is it no longer needed? Did it ...
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ttyb serial port connectivity issues

I am having issues with a device connected to my Sun V440 ttyb serial port. How would I test the connectivity of the port to see if any data is moving across the connection? I am trying to see if the ...
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How to change behavior from cyclic windows toggling to the latest windows toggling on solaris

In solaris OS, when pressing alt-tab, it cycles the opened windows. Can I change the behavior to toggle the lastest opened windows as the M$ OS does. That is, how can I toggle between the two most ...
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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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Solaris 10 IPMP and zones

Is there a way to have an IPMP group Virtual IP only be assigned to a none global zone ? The reason I ask is the need to reduce the number of IP addresses, as we only have so many spare. If I have ...
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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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solaris netstat -rn output clarification

We have couple of servers performing the same function. On some I see following output: Routing Table: IPv4 Destination Gateway Flags Ref Use Interface ...
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useradd does not work but has exit code 0

One of my Solaris 10 servers will not add new users. Existing users are able to log in. The useradd command appears to work normally but it does not add the user. I checked my other Solaris servers ...
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Solaris 10 - what is appserv and boot.server? What do they do?

I'm working in a Solaris 10 zone on legacy startup scripts in the /etc/rc3.d/ There are two items that I don't know what they do. I know how legacy start-up works but just don't know what these items ...
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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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ls and vim color on SunOS 5.8/Solaris 8

I want to use ls and vim with color on Sunos 5.8 SunOS 5.8 Generic_117350-11 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Blade-2500 I have installed ls (GNU coreutils) 6.9 and vim 7.2 In ~/.cshrc: setenv TERM sun-color ...
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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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Autofs home directories with passwordless logins

I want a setup where a user home directory is mounted on login (autofs). This is working with password based authentication. However, I want passwordless authentication, by generating public keys. ...
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Move boot disk on SAN storage on Solaris 10

I'm looking for some infos/official docs/howto for migrating boot disks in a production enviroment server from internal disks to SAN on Solaris 10. It's possible for every kind of hw? It's also ...
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Installing GnuPG on Solaris -— failed

i have Solaris SunOS 5.10 Generic_147441-01 i86pc i386 i86pc Solaris trying to install GnuPG on it i have referred these sites for it http://gnupg.org/ ...
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What is the equivalent of /usr/share/misc on Solaris?

The Linux Filesystem Hierarchy Standard has the following to say: This directory contains miscellaneous architecture-independent files which don't require a separate subdirectory under /usr/share. ...
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Sendmail configuration with user mapping on Solaris

I have the following: host1.intra.net which has sendmail and users: user1, user2 & user3. It is running SunOS 5.10. host2.intra.net which has SMTP server. No authentication, no encryption. Email ...
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Trying to Add Oracle Solaris (SunOS) OS 11.2 as a Dual Boot under Grub2

I was Trying to install Oracle Solaris (SunOS) 11.2 as a Dual Boot under Grub2. I followed the Grub2 instructions for Adding an ISO and I get the following Grub Entry for the Solaris ISO -- ...
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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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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 exactly is the lwp and threads in solaris?

The book "Solaris Internals" says Solaris executes kernel threads for kernel-related tasks, such as interrupt handling, memory page management, device drivers, etc. For user-process execution, kernel ...
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Solaris 11 - (unix: Could not start init) Program terminated)

During a restart of a server with Solaris 11, the system halted with the following alert: WARNING: exec(/usr/sbin/init) failed with errno 8. (unix: Could not start init) Program terminated. The ...
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error running raidctl on Solaris 10

I am trying set up a disk mirror on a Solaris 10 system. The two disks are identically formatted and not mounted. Neither is a boot disk. I ran the following: # raidctl -c c1t2d0 c1t3d0 ...
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Solaris can't reach DHCP server with VMWare Player

I've got a very creepy problem. 3 days ago I installed some Windows 7 updates. After that my Solaris network has stopped working. I'm working at VMWare Player with OpenIndiana. Everything was okay ...
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System got stuck, cannot return to console

I am using Solaris on a Sun Netra 240 box. In the ok prompt I ran init 3 by accident, and now the system is stuck and I can't write anything. I have access to the ALOM prompt, but when I run a console ...
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Installshield 11 showing bad system call(core dumped) error while installing on solaris 11 x64

I am getting bad system call(core dumped) error while installing installshield on Solaris 11 x64. How should I troubleshoot this or any breakthroughs for getting more info on this inside Solaris.
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How to create a hardlink to a directory in Solaris?

I started to study the Solaris in my university. Teacher told me to do a hardlink to a directory. And he said that I can not to use mount command. For example: # mount -F lofs /dir1/dir2 ...
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patch bash at sunos5.7

Refer:shellshock solution for nexenta/solaris post for shellshock solution may I confirm the command is method1: /usr/local/bin/curl \ https://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/bash/bash-3.2-patchs/bash32-001 ...
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Cannot connect to Solaris Server when Oracle GoldenGate process uses the port

I'm trying to test the Oracle goldengate to replicate data between two databases on the same server. So I installed two databases and two goldengate homes in the same machine. The goldengate ...
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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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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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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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OpenIndiana driving me nuts: install vlc

I've scoured the internet in search of a way to install VLC on OpenIndiana version 158a and I cannot find it. Here are the error messages I'm getting: No suitable version of required package ...
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Unable to boot New solaris ramdisk image in SAM - Bad Magic number error

I am trying to create a new ramdisk for SAM with 1GB space from the provided "disk.s10hw2". Below are the following steps (following the thread in OTN: Booting problem with custom built solaris10 disk ...
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mod_qos not loading in apache on solaris

I have installed and configured the mod_qos in my Apache 2.2.24. However, Apache passes the configtest. But when starting the server, It starts with a single process that crashes in a minute. Even ...
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What's up with “Error in lockf()” just for one particular user?

We're running a Java manufacturing/equipment control application on Solaris. Equipment control is done via the serial port on the SunRay terminal at the user station. The interesting thing is that ...
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How can I continue past this point in installing Solaris 11 under VMware Fusion 5.0.4 on Mavericks?

I have a Mac running VMware Fusion 5.0.4 on OSX Mavericks, and I do not seem to be able to get past a certain point on installation on either of two installers I tried. A (text) window comes up, ...
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flar archive creation

I'm facing issue, I need to perform a patch of a solaris flar image and all the commands take quite some time to perform it. To avoid me being in front of it I prepared a script that almost works ...
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Comparing the efficiency of Network Stack of two different Operating Systems

I want to compare the efficiency of Network Stacks of two different operating systems(Linux and Solaris) by measuring the amount of resources(context switches, systemcalls etc) that are consumed in ...
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Help with accessing Samba shares on external (NON-DOMAIN) webserver(s)

I am a UNIX newbie and have recently been getting some samba shares to work on our network. Now that these are working, I move on to the next hurdle! We have a few externally hosted (Windows Server ...