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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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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Why was it necessary to restart apache webserver to copy files via php on newly mounted filer?

Scenario allready running Apache Webserver 2.4.2 on Solaris 5.10 newly added nfs mount as target for copying files via php executing cp via shell with the same user as the webserver works copying ...
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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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Disk numbering a drive then mounting in solaris 10

I've a rescued sun v240 (2x 73Gb scsi drives). Trying my best to get onto the Solaris 10 OS. Managed to get via console lead and putty on windows machine . Managed to get cdrom-s single user (used ...
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capture log of ufsdump when backup to stdout

I am backing a file system with ufsdump. In order to gain space in the remote file system I backup to stdout then pipe the output to compress. I find is more efficient that backuping up and then ...
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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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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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Notify user of account lockout at login (Solaris)

When logging into solaris, the user will normally get a username+password prompt. If the password entered is wrong the prompt just re-appears, and it will just keep going without providing any ...
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ZFS allocation algorithm

I'm looking for a way to know which algorithm ZFS is using to find free blocks. By default there are two algorithms: Best Fit First Fit These are automatically changed once a threshold is passed ...
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guest owns NIC, host and other guests access via NAT

OK, this is a bit complicated. On my host OS, when Guest1 is running, I want any incoming connections to go to guest1. So from the outside the system looks like guest1. But I still need to access ...
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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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Installing HDF5-1.8.13 on Solaris 11 - failed

I'm trying to install HDF5-1.8.13 on a Virtual Machine running Solaris 11. After downloading/unzip the source package, I ran $CC='gcc -m64' ./configure --prefix=[my installation path] The ...
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ZFS ACL (NFS4 ACL)

I'm using Openindiana (Solaris 10) containers and I want to let users upload web content over sftp I'v managed to setup internal-sftp of openssh and lock user under web root. All the files under web ...
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Webserver on Solaris 10 + zones. How to do it properly?

I have 1 real IP and many websites. Initial idea was to separate each website into it's own exclusive-ip (vnic) non-global zone. MySQL server have it's own non-global zone. Question is: what is the ...
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ZFS datasets attribute inheritance

I have a ZFS filesystem on a Solaris system. In one pool I have an ISCSI share and an NFS share. zfs list tank 1,01G 2,88G 24,0K /tank tank/nfs 24,0K 2,88G ...
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Unable to mount a UFS filesystem from Sparc Solaris to x86_64 Linux

I have a requirement to copy a very large amount of data from a Solaris 9 (Sparc) system to a SLES11 (x84_64) system. The Solaris system is quite old, and transferring the data over the network will ...
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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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Add Solaris utf-8 support for Postgresql

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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Restrict FTP user to access only its own directory and Download Only

I need to create a user which can only FTP to specific directory and download data from it only no upload or delete files. After searching on line I reached to following points useradd -g 10 -d ...
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how install asterisk in Unix

Bonjour, I get an error that can help me : bash-3.2# gmake install ..... gmake[1]: Entering directory `/asterisk-1.4.2/sounds' --2015-03-19 20:19:38-- ...
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File not read by Java until touched

We had a freak incident on Solaris. Our java program couldn't read a file until we touched the file. It was reading other files just fine, it just seemed to be completely blind to this one particular ...
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rsync unexpected EOF in read_timeout

I'm trying to rsync directories from server A to server B, but i get the following error: permission denied unexpected EOF in read_timeout Command is: rsync -avzn ${LOCAL_DIR} ...
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Manual network setting on Solaris 10

Am using Solaris 10 on Virtual Box. While installing I chose to assign IP manually. IP address: 192.168.1.46 Subnet: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.1.1 Now when I ping my Solaris machine with other ...
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Apr-util showing error 139 segmentation error for testxml

I am installing Apache 2.4.10 on Solaris sun sparc 10 64bit and when I compile Apr-util along with apr, during make test, it is showing some segmentation error, error code 139 for testxml. I have ...
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Configure CHAP login on Solaris 11.2 ISCST target for Win7 / 2003 initiator

Since a few days I try to configure a Solaris 11.2 (x64) ISCSI target to use with the Windows 7 / Windows Server 2003 ISCSI initiator client. I want to use it with a CHAP-name and a 12-character ...
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is there a way for solaris system to get every single piece of info of disks?

the project currently i am working on require me that fetch all info installed in the system, like total capacity, form factor, ssd or hdd, rotational speed, interface type, etc. i searched a lot and ...
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ZFS swap vdev space accounting

I am on an OpenSolaris system with ZFS on it. I am trying to determine the exact space usage and/or reserved space for the swap vdev. root@storage:~# zfs list NAME USED AVAIL ...
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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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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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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 ...