Wednesday Dec 03, 2008

How to compress/decompress SVR4 package

Last time we needed to edit SVR4 package, we hit a couple problems with compressing the cpio archive.

Here is our how to

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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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