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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Solaris: PKG - Script To Verify All Packages Except for a Few

I'm trying to verify the all packages except for a pre-defined list of packages that I know are going to fail for known reasons. This script is going to be run on all Solaris systems within our ...
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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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Peculiar Solaris integer comparison behaviour

This one caught me unawares! We have a Solaris machine (version: SunOS 5.8) hosting a pivotal script/process which has been running for many years without complaint. We recently had cause to have a ...
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Using interface file with LP and txt2pdf utility to transform print file to PDF

Our legacy application uses LP commands on Solaris 5.10 to print report files to printers throughout our org. However, now we have a remote location that won't have access to a printer (at least not ...
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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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In a Sun Disk Label scheme, what are partitions of type E and F?

I am working with an image (dd) of an HDD removed from a Sun server that was in use circa 2006. Using fdisk on a Debian system to view the partition table it shows 3 partitions: Partition 2: A type ...
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How can I check or fix broken hardware links? “mount: no such device”

I have a SunBlade1000 running SunOS5.8 and I have a usb cradle from StarTech.com attached to it with a 1TB and a 2TB HDD from Seagate. The 1TB mounted just fine and is currently being written to. The ...
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File descriptor limits in /etc/system vs /etc/sysctl.conf vs /etc/security/limits.conf on Solaris

Let me explain first what I understood. In Solaris 10, rlim_fd_max and rlim_fd_cur in /etc/system set the hard and soft limits at the system level. And /etc/security/limits.conf sets the limits for ...
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Why is there no basic limit in prctl - n process.max-file-descriptors for some processes?

Some flexlm processes which are running as non-user but are started during startup as init process are not having basic(soft limit). What does it mean? NAME PRIVILEGE VALUE FLAG ACTION ...
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ACL doesn't always get inherited

Solaris platform. why is it that "sometimes" a file copied into a directory that has a default ACL attribute does not inherit that ACL? Other times it does.
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How to run a setuid program on Solaris 10?

I have a Solaris 10 system: # uname -a SunOS edddev03 5.10 Generic_150400-04 sun4v sparc SUNW,SPARC-Enterprise-T5120 I wrote a program printing the uid: # cat getuid.c int main (void) { printf ...
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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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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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OracleSolaris 11.2 — installing SolarisStudio

I would like to install SolarisStudio and follow steps at https://pkg-register.oracle.com/register/product_info/6/ I obtained necessary certificates, configured pkg and solarisstudio repository. ...
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OracleSolaris 11.2 hostname change

I changed the hostname using svccfg and svcadm restart as described in https://blogs.oracle.com/VDIpier/entry/solaris_11_changing_the_hostname however it didn't update /etc/inet/hosts and ...
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OracleSolaris 11.2 and DHCP configuration failure

I want to have IP address assigned by DHCP, so I set: % netadm enable -p ncp Automatic It seems that after this the dhcp agent has been initiated, and throwing errors: ip: WARNING: net0 has ...
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Oracle Solaris 11.2 hangs during installation

I'm in the process of installing OracleSolaris 11.2 (taken from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/downloads/install-2245079.html) on PC with the following spec: Intel Core2 ...
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How do I identify which disk(s) make up a vxfs disk group?

In case it matters, system in question is Solaris installed on SPARC. System contains two HDDs, same make/model/capacity. On one HDD are the root and var partitions/slices. /etc/mnttab shows me that ...
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Is there any way to decrypt/read /var/nfs/v4_state logs?

Right at the time our NFS server (Solaris) had an outage lasting a couple of minutes, 3 files popped up in the NFS file server's /var/nfs/v4_state directory. If I cat them, I get a few bits of ...
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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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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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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 ...