Friday Oct 23, 2009

Update Center and how to input i18n characters on OpenSolaris

Here is an interesting i18n bug for Update Center on OpenSolaris: https://updatecenter2.dev.java.net/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=511

The problem is that Update Center 2.2 does not follow OpenSolaris keyboard settings.

Therefore, you are stick with a English keyboard, and it is not possible to type i18n characters like é, á, ó, í, à, ô, â, etc...

One workaround is to use the Sun ¨Compose¨ key. Here is the list of combinations available to type some characters: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compose_key

For those who do not have compose key, you can always Copy-Paste the characters you want. If you find any other handy workaround, feel free to share !


Wednesday Oct 14, 2009

Create your own repository for Update Center with build 38

Here we go,

% unzip repo-2.3-b38-sunos-sparc.zip -d /export/charles/repo/

% unzip pkg-toolkit-2.3-b38-sunos-sparc.zip  -d /export/charles/UpdateCenter

% cd /export/charles/UpdateCenter/pkg-toolkit-sunos-sparc

% pkg/bin/pkg.depotd -d /export/charles/repo -p 10022

%  vi .org.opensolaris,pkg/cfg_cache

change to

origin = http://localhost:10022/

% bin/pkg install updatetool
==> This will download updatetool from /export/charles/rep

% bin/updatetool

That's all, then you just need connect to it in Update Center. Thanks Charles for giving us those steps !!

Wednesday Sep 30, 2009

Update Center notifier: how to launch it in the desired language.

Some interesting comment from Update Center bug  1802. It indicates how Update Center's notifier works in term of language.


The notifier can be started in several ways:

1) At login (inherits login locale)
2) By updatetool (it is started in the background a few minutes after updatetool
is launched) (inherits updatetool's locale)
3) Manually via updatetool --notifier  (inherits the shell's locale)

You can use updatetool -n --shutdown to stop all running instances of the
notifier.  

Friday Aug 01, 2008

Installation of Update Center 2.0 Toolkit

The Update Center project is delivering a cross-platform toolkit to enable applications to manage packaging and delivery of initial installation images, add-on components and updates using the network repository-based Image Packaging System(IPS) from the OpenSolaris project.

Here would like to provide you simple cookbook for installation of the toolkit with own local IPS repository on Solaris/x86 platform.

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