By sriram on Jul 01, 2008
One of the advantages of using OpenSolaris 2008.05 based distribution is that you can very easily upgrade to the latest bleeding edge changes that is happening within Open Solaris projects. - thanks to IPS based repository updates. So, if you would like to try out these bleeding edge developments , then you might want to subscribe to opensolaris-announce mailing alias to know about the latest OS updates available. Accordingly, this blog describes as to how simple is to upgrade to build 91 within OpenSolaris 2008.05.
So, what excites me with OpenSolaris 2008.05 (build 91) is that I can now mount an ISO image (DVD or CD) in a single command and the mount(1M) command will automatically figure out that it is an ISO image and will use lofiadm(1M) command in the back end and mount accordingly.
For example, I can now mount an ISO image in OpenSolaris by doing something like
pfexec pkg /usr/sbin/mount -F hsfs -o ro /export/home/sriramn/solarisdvd.iso /mnt
Af course, for a Linux guy - he is used to ´loop' mount options all along to mount stuffs like this. Finally, I am glad that now this is possible within OpenSolaris as well.