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Fix gedit-plugins dependencies

github/OpenIndiana/oi-userland - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 19:05
Fix gedit-plugins dependencies
Categories: oi-userland

Fix metacity dependencies

github/OpenIndiana/oi-userland - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 19:05
Fix metacity dependencies
Categories: oi-userland

Fix gobby dependencies

github/OpenIndiana/oi-userland - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 19:05
Fix gobby dependencies
Categories: oi-userland

Fix marco dependencies

github/OpenIndiana/oi-userland - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 19:05
Fix marco dependencies
Categories: oi-userland

Fix mate-control-center dependencies

github/OpenIndiana/oi-userland - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 19:05
Fix mate-control-center dependencies
Categories: oi-userland

Updated Intel DRM support for OpenIndiana

OpenIndiana News - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 16:46

We’ve prepared ISO images with updated DRM drivers.

They can be found here.

New drivers should support some older hardware, which is currently not supported in OI.

There are currently 2 known issues with this code:

  • it still doesn’t restore VGA text mode on Xorg exit;
  • users reported seeing ‘WARNING: [drm:ivybridge_irq_handler:1150] Unclaimed register before interrupt’ warning in /var/adm/messages .

If you find more, please, report.

Categories: OpenIndiana

New Hipster Handbook

OpenIndiana News - Sat, 11/26/2016 - 22:48

As part of our documentation revitalization effort, we’re happy to announce a new end user documentation platform based on MkDocs. While still very much a work in progress, the Getting Started with OpenIndiana section of the new Hipster Handbook is nearing completion. However, much work remains to be done, and we cannot do it without the assistance of the greater OpenIndiana community. 

Please take some time to review the new documentation platform and let us know what you think. If you would like to assist with this effort, the docs team can be reached at Docs AT

Getting Started with OpenIndiana covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to OpenIndiana
  • Preparing for installation
  • Creating DVD’s and USB sticks
  • Booting OpenIndiana
  • Installing OpenIndiana
  • The Image Packaging System (IPS)
  • Managing Boot Environments

The URL for the new website is


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OpenIndiana Hipster 2016.10 is here!

OpenIndiana News - Wed, 11/02/2016 - 22:35

We have released a new OpenIndiana Hipster snapshot 2016.10. This snapshots contains some notable changes:

  • Intel KMS was integrated and should work on some Intel GPUs. This provides a huge leap forward for desktop users.
  • Mate 1.14 has replaced aging GNOME 2 and is the default desktop environment. The look and feel was kept the same.
  • FreeBSD loader was integrated and made the default boot loader.
  • Python 2.6 was completely removed and Python 2.7 is the only Python 2 version available. Work on integrating Python 3.5 is ongoing.
  • SunSSH was dropped and replaced with OpenSSH

More informations can be found in and new medias can be downloaded from

Categories: OpenIndiana

Loader integration

OpenIndiana Announcements - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 09:22

The work on porting FreeBSD loader to illumos-gate has been recently integrated and loader bits are present in
OpenIndiana package repository now.
This concerns all OpenIndiana Hipster users. Briefly, when you update to the latest OpenIndiana Hipster AND do beadm activate,
grub will be replaced with loader.

Loader fixes a lot of issues (most annoying is the limit on the count of boot environments (BE)) and brings in support for new features,
like support for booting from raidz root pool, but after installing loader to activate older BEs (which don’t have loader userland binaries) you’ll
have to interact with loader (i.e. have console access). Newer BEs, which have loader userland bits, can be safely activated.

If you have console access, to load old (pre-loader) BE, you can do from loader prompt:

ok beadm activate bename ok load -t rootfs /platform/i86pc/amd64/boot_archive ok boot

where “ok” is a loader prompt.

To keep grub as your current loader, you can create file /etc/default/be
with the following line:


Note, that in future grub support will be completely removed from illumos-gate.

There is a known issue – in case of *not* whole disk setup, MBR will not be updated by “beadm activate” or “bootadm install-bootloader”.
In this case you can do “installboot -mF /boot/pmbr /boot/gptzfsboot /dev/rdsk/devicename” to install loader, for example:

# /usr/sbin/installboot -mF /boot/pmbr /boot/gptzfsboot /dev/rdsk/c2t0d0s0 Updating master boot sector destroys existing boot managers (if any). continue (y/n)? y bootblock written for /dev/rdsk/c2t0d0s0, 216 sectors starting at 1024 (abs 33154) stage1 written to slice 1 sector 0 (abs 16065) stage1 written to master boot sector

Detailed announcement about loader integration can be found in illumos announce mailing list.

Additional information can be found here.

Categories: OpenIndiana

GCC 5.4 now available as testing compiler

OpenIndiana News - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 14:16

As we believe it is crucial to provide new development tools for testing, the latest release of the GCC 5 series, dated June 3. 2016, is now added the Hipster repository: for now GCC 4.9.4 stays the base compiler.

Supported languages in this distribution are: C, C++, Objective C and FORTRAN.

Most notable changes:

  • compilation of C language defaults now to mode GNU11,
  • new C++11 ABI is used by default,
  • full experimental support of C++ 14 is provided,
  • several link-time optimization improvements are implemented,
  • OpenMP 4.0 specification is supported,
  • preliminary OpenACC 2.0a specification is provided.

The package FMRI for GCC 5 is pkg:/developer/gcc-5 while runtime libraries are provided in separate packages.

Files are installed in /usr/gcc/5 and symbolics links to the binaries are provided for convenience in /usr/bin e.g /usr/bin/gcc-5 -> /usr/gcc/5/bin/gcc.


Categories: OpenIndiana

Possible SSH update issue

OpenIndiana Announcements - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 16:10

A lot of users reported about SSH update issues after removal of Sun SSH from illumos-gate. It had to be transparent for users and silently update SSH to OpenSSH, but due to IPS issue, things has gone wrong, and IPS can crash on this update (Issue 7320). Long-term fix was committed to IPS, but given that it was rebuilt after illumos-gate changes arrived to build server, you can’t easily install new IPS version on old boxes. So, if you see pkg crashing with something like

Action upgrade failed for 'etc/ssh/sshd_config' (pkg:// TypeError: 'NoneType' object is not callable

, edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config (for example, add empty line) and retry updating.

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