Update on VNC and Solaris 10

[Update July 6 2008: If you are running Solaris 10 5/08 (Solaris 10 Update 5) or later then go here.]

In an old blog entry I went through the process of how to set up VNC on Solaris 10, or rather, I referenced some work others have done.

I have recently been building a system with Solaris 10 11/06 (aka Solaris 10 Update 3) on a server and I decided to see if newer versions of the VNC packages I had previously used are available now. It turns out that they are, and that only two of the three previously required packages are now needed.

Here is what I did to ensure that I had the most up to date VNC packages:

  1. Downloaded the "old" packages and scripts via BigAdmin as previously described, and unpacked them.

  2. Downloaded the new SFWgcmn & SFWvnc packages from the Solaris 10 11/06 OS Companion Software DVD. You can go here and download the individual packages you need.

  3. Had a look at the unpacked software and replaced the instances of the old downloaded packages with the new ones.

  4. Modified the script configsol10vnc.ksh so that it only looked for SFWgcmn.pkg & SFWvnc.pkg..that is just a one line change...

    packages="SFWgcmn.pkg SFWgcc34l.pkg SFWvnc.pkg"

    Becomes....

    packages="SFWgcmn.pkg SFWvnc.pkg"

  5. I also hashed out this line in configsol10vnc.ksh with no ill effects:

    # fix_gnome_bug

You can now use the configsol10vnc.ksh script to install and configure VNC as before.

It is not vital that you do this, the old packages work fine, but it is always nice to have the latest stuff running..isn't it!

Comments:

Stop using vnc, it sux, use freenx+nx

Get binaries for sol10 at:
http://www.kraftek.com/blog/index.php?/archives/215-NX-and-Freenx-tarball-for-Solaris-10-SPARC.html

Posted by Roberto Dircio Palacios-Macedo on September 27, 2007 at 09:23 PM BST #

Thanks for the pointer, I will give it try. Rgds, Tim

Posted by Tim Thomas on September 29, 2007 at 09:26 AM BST #

I understand that Solaris 10 Update 5 comes with inbuilt VNC. so if i needed to remove and reinstall that component, what packages would i be reinstalling?

Posted by Diabolic Preacher on June 30, 2009 at 02:58 AM BST #

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