Tuesday Jun 01, 2010

Zones and the Package Manager GUI

After getting a basic GUI to run from a zone, of course I was curious if I could run something more substantial. I don't normally use the Package Manager GUI, but I thought it would be a nice visual way to see what limited packages are installed in a zone.[Read More]

Wednesday May 26, 2010

Running GUIs From A Zone

Zones in OpenSolaris are pretty svelte. If you've been given an OpenSolaris zone to work with you'll most likely need to add additional software to do much of anything. In this blog I'm going to look at running GUIs.[Read More]

Monday Jul 07, 2008

Dealing with the Trash

Today I decided to empty my trash and ran into the following error:



It turns out that there are some files with only root permissions in my trash:

bleonard@opensolaris:~/.Trash/OOo_2 (copy).4.1_Solarisx86_install_wJRE_en-US$ ls -l
total 25
drwxr-xr-x  2 bleonard staff     4 2008-05-29 15:40 licenses
drwxr-xr-x  3 root     root      5 2008-06-25 09:28 none
drwxr-xr-x 31 bleonard staff    31 2008-05-29 15:40 packages
-rwxr-xr-x  1 bleonard staff 13829 2008-05-29 15:40 setup
-rwxr-xr-x  1 bleonard staff  3925 2008-05-29 15:40 update
bleonard@opensolaris:~/.Trash/OOo_2 (copy).4.1_Solarisx86_install_wJRE_en-US$ ⁞

I'm not exactly sure how this came to be, but the problem is easy enough to fix if you find yourself in the same predicament. Simply open a terminal, which will place you in your home directory, and enter:

pfexec rm -r .Trash

There's no need to recreate the .Trash directory. It will be recreated the next time you move something to the Trash.

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