Monday Jan 26, 2009

IPS repository - Part I

How to clone and start IPS repository on local disk. The access to SWAN is necessary for this How to.[Read More]

Wednesday Dec 10, 2008

OpenSolaris Seminar

Last Saturday (Dec, 6th), I had a chance to attend OpenSolaris seminar organized by Czech OpenSolaris User Group (CZOSUG). The seminar was focused on a new release of OpenSolaris 2008.11, its new features like Time Slider, Distribution Constructor (DC), latest versions of SW, updated Package Manager, etc.

One part of the event was an install-fest where everyone could install the latest version of OpenSolaris into his/her laptop and try cool features immediately. After the install-fest, presentations about the key features were introduced ...

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Friday Nov 28, 2008

Creating and publishing SVR4 and IPS packages

There are different types of IPS packages that can be created. A package is a collection of files, directories, drivers, and dependencies in a defined format. This task shows how to create a package that consists of a directory, a file, a dependency, and a name attribute. The package is then published to the repository using the pkgsend command.


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Thursday Nov 27, 2008

How to create OpenSolaris distribution from your local repository

The Distribution Constructor uses your local repository to create OpenSolaris

  • How to build the OpenSolaris release from any build of Nevada
  • How to build the OpenSolaris release faster
  • How to make identical local repository to the official repository
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Wednesday Nov 26, 2008

Hebrew OpenSolaris 2008.11

We needed to create modified OpenSolaris 2008.11 release for our Hebrew customer.

Our Hebrew customer had these requirements:

  • Keyboard layout should be automatically set to English, without prompting a user (during the boot from the Live CD)
  • Desktop language should be automatically set to Hebrew, without prompting a user (during the boot from the Live CD)
  • All desktop icons should be localized into Hebrew
  • Change default terminal font

And we fulfilled with pleasure his wishes. Here is our how to.

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Distribution Constructor

This guide provides instructions for installing the Distribution Constructor and using this application to build ISO and USB images.

Overview of the Distribution Constructor

The Distribution Constructor is a command-line tool for building preconfigured, bootable OpenSolaris images. In the OpenSolaris 2008.11 release, this tool takes an XML manifest file as input, and builds an ISO image that is based on the parameters specified in the manifest file. Optionally, a USB image can be created, based on the generated ISO image.

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