Thursday Dec 25, 2008

OpenSolaris 2008.11: useful packages to install

Just a list of OpenSolaris packages I often install (using the pkg install command or the Package Manager, or the "Add More Software" icon) after OpenSolaris 2008.11 installation:

Package nameContents
openofficeOpenOffice
SUNWgnome-img-editorGIMP, the image manipulation program
SUNWvncviewerVNC Viewer
SUNWtvncTight VNC
SUNWcurlCurl
SUNWgnome-config-editorThe Gnome configuration editor
SUNWj6devJava 6 SDK
sunstudioexpressSun Studio (Compiler and Tools)
SUNWgccGNU Compiler
SUNWgnome-common-develGnome Development Tools
SUNWapch22Apache 2.2 web server
ampAMP (Apache, MySQL, PHP) development kit
amp-devAMP development cluster
SUNWgnu-mcGNU Midnight Commander

For unattended zones installation, some more packages should be installed if the zone locale is not "C": This is done in file /usr/lib/brand/ipkg/pkgcreatezone. I added the following lines after line 179:

#
# Get some locale and language packages:
#
pkglist="$pkglist SUNWloc SUNWlang-enUS"
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