Sunday May 22, 2011

SST:LV 4.2.1 posted

I've posted version 4.2.1 of SST:LV.  You can download it here.

How different is this from version 4.2?  Well, not very.  It's a beta version.  What's important with this version is for the community to a) try it out on their development systems and find problems, and b) submit their fancy new finish and audit scripts to move this thing forward.

So far, it seems to work as expected in execution, audit, and undo modes in the CLI context on a Virtualbox VM running Update 9.  I haven't tested JumpStart, SPARC, bare-metal x86.  Right now I'm focusing on the server-secure driver because I think it's the mostly heavily used.  If there are other drivers that people are interested in, please let me know.

If you find some problems, drop me an email at jason.callaway@oracle.com and please include the logs from /var/opt/SUNWjass/run/<datetime>/.

One warning: if you want to use version 4.2.1 on your mission systems, use caution.  Take a backup first.  I don't think I've changed anything, but until I've done some serious testing, I wouldn't run this on my production boxes without a good backup and a bottle of scotch.

Saturday May 21, 2011

hg on Solaris 10 x86 Update 9

Every time I need to install mercurial on Solaris 10 I find that I've forgotten how to do it.

So here it is.  By the way, I installed the s10u9 SUNWCXall package metacluster on x86, so if you installed a lighter system or a different version, you might need more prereqs.  From Sunfreeware, download and install in this order:

  1. libgcc-3.4.6-sol10-x86-local.gz
  2. openssl-1.0.0d-sol10-x86-local.gz
  3. python-2.6.2-sol10-x86-local.gz
  4. mercurial-1.8.3-sol10-x86-local.gz

You could probably do some path ninjary to make the native packages jive with hg, but if you're lazy like me this is easier.

Thursday May 19, 2011

And we're back

Don't know if anybody follows this anymore, but I'm working on this project again.

I used to try and explain how the attention of a consultant shifts frequently with the needs of his or her customer, but not to worry, because more development cycles were right over the horizon.  But then I realized that a) nobody cares, and b) it doesn't help anyone for me to over promise and under deliver.

So where we stand now is, I'm working on this again, both Legacy Version and Community Edition.  The future direction of the latter is still somewhat uncertain as I'm trying to wrap my brain around how we're going to deal with SCAP and OVAL.

My immediate goal is to get SUNWjass 4.2.1 built and available for people to test.

Please comment or send me an email if you have any immediate needs, or if you want to just say 'hi.' 

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