By Eric Reid-ISV Engineering-Oracle on May 26, 2009
OpenSolaris comes with the notion of software repositories (much like its Linux cousins) which facilitate easy install of Sun, Community and other software. While popular F/OSS software is available straight from the Communities themselves, often times having it also available (even if we don't add anything appreciable to it) in an OpenSolaris Repository can make for an easier install experience.
That's what I hope to do very soon with Drupal, Joomla!, and several other F/OSS offerings. To that end, the OpenSolaris Community recently announced the availability of Source Juicer, a web-based, automated mechanism to build and deploy IPS packages into the /pending, and ultimately, the /contrib Repositories.
At this moment, and thanks to helping with the Beta testing, I've gotten the following packages into the temporary /pending repository (eventually, Source Juicer will send things directly into the 'real' /pending, but this gets us on our way to /contrib):
- Drupal 5
- Drupal 6
- Acquia Drupal
So, I say to you, and to the OpenSolaris Community, and the Drupal Community - do you run OpenSolaris? Wanna try these out? If so:
- Make sure you're running OpenSolaris 2008.11 or a later /dev snapshot
- Point 'pkg' or Package Manager at the temporary /pending repository as follows:
% pfexec pkg authority -O http://jucr.opensolaris.org/pending JuicerPending
- Install the package of your choice (in this case, the Apache Web Server requirement will pull in the Apache Web Server if not already installed0:
% pfexec pkg install drupal6
- In this case, Drupal 6.x will be installed in /var/apache2/2.2/htdocs/drupal6