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Jun
29
comment Can all OSS for Linux be built to run on an Illumos based OS like OpenIndiana?
@AndrewHenle - no they don't. Making these packages build is part of Jonathan's job, and he's been increasing the number every quarter, so I would not be surprised if there's been many hours of effort to get that far. I personally find that many of the more common & well maintained packages build out of the box, thanks to autoconf & similar tools, but I also maintain upstream software at X.Org and know it takes effort there to keep that working cross-platform.
Jun
27
comment Can all OSS for Linux be built to run on an Illumos based OS like OpenIndiana?
For instance, the pkgsrc team statistics for their most recent release in April 2015 showed they successfully built 13092 out of 15246 packages in their collection for the SmartOS distro of illumos.
Jun
24
comment changing timezone in OracleSolaris 11.2
The first link, referring to rtc, is not about changing the timezone of the system clock, but the offset between the OS clock and the BIOS clock.
Jun
20
comment Why I can't export the Linux DISPLAY?
Sort of, since when export DISPLAY was created, only rlogin & telnet existed, and ssh was still years in the future.
Jun
19
comment Solaris 11 remove the old “entire”
Only the one with "i" in the IFO column is installed.
Jun
6
comment File descriptor limits in /etc/system vs /etc/sysctl.conf vs /etc/security/limits.conf on Solaris
It is mentioned for Solaris or for Linux? I only see it in reference to Linux platforms.
Jun
6
comment File descriptor limits in /etc/system vs /etc/sysctl.conf vs /etc/security/limits.conf on Solaris
sysctl.conf is for Linux, not Solaris. Did you see a reference to it being used on Solaris somewhere?
Apr
17
comment Where can I use 'beadm'?
That picture shows the grub boot loader prompt, before you boot into Solaris. You need to boot Solaris before you can run Solaris commands like beadm.
Apr
9
comment Installing HDF5-1.8.13 on Solaris 11 - failed
The actual error is probably just before the *** Error code 1 line - what's shown currently is just telling you where in the build it failed.
Mar
13
comment I am seeking a Solaris 8 patch file
'withdrawn' means it has been made unavailable. Oracle is the copyright owner of the patch, if you cannot acquire it from them via support, then other methods would be copyright violations, and not up for discussion on this site.
Feb
24
comment Solaris 11.2 extended permissions shown by ls
You seem to have confused Access Control Lists (ACLs) with Extended Attributes. ls -V shows the Access Control Lists on Solaris. Extended attributes is a different feature that allows setting attributes such as appendonly or immutable that are shown via ls -/ instead.
Jan
20
comment Can another program on X capture my root password while I type it in a virtual terminal?
@peterph for xspy? The original website is gone, but the Internet Archive has a copy saved at web.archive.org/web/20090207115718/http://www.acm.vt.edu/…
Jan
15
comment Can another program on X capture my root password while I type it in a virtual terminal?
You were never safe under X - grabbing the device just prevents input events from being generated, it doesn't protect against a program such as xspy from constantly polling the keyboard to get which keys are pressed at that moment.
Oct
22
comment What is the meaning of every column when executing psig command?
While current Solaris source isn't available, this output hasn't changed in many years, so you can reference the source code in the final OpenSolaris snapshot - specifically psig.c.
Oct
13
comment patch bash at sunos5.7
Bash was not included in Solaris 7 (SunOS 5.7) - you should find out where the copy of bash you have now came from and update it via the same method (rebuild with the same options, install new package from same provider, etc.). Though of course if you need security patches, you need to move to an OS that's new enough to still get them, since Solaris 7 isn't being patched for any security bugs now, years after the end of its support lifecycle.
Oct
10
comment Why does the X Window System use a server?
X used named pipe on SysV systems where named pipes were bi-directional, including Solaris & SCO Unixes.
Sep
29
comment shellshock solution for nexenta/solaris
For Solaris, Oracle published patches on their support portal.
Sep
18
comment Solaris 10 : command to copy text to the clipboard. (command line)
The clipboard man page you link to for OpenSolaris is not for a command, but is for a Tcl/Tk function you can use when writing Tcl/Tk programs. As for the Copy key, it doesn't run a separate program, but is treated by the running application as a keyboard shortcut for its builtin copy functionality.
Sep
15
comment Programmatic way to install xkb keyboard layout
Fonts are very different from keyboard layouts - they are generally just adding a new file, not editing existing ones, and are much more widely distributed than keyboard layouts. There isn't good support for adding new keyboard layouts into the existing files on the system, they're generally added into the upstream XKB-config files and picked up by the packagers.
Aug
9
comment How to verify from “uname -a” output, the installed Solaris OS is openSolaris or not
showrev was removed in OpenSolaris and Solaris 11 & later, so can only give answers for Solaris 10 & older.