Category Archives: 2009.06

Access OpenSolaris CIFS Fileserver

I have a mixed environment with OpenSolaris-2009.06, SuseLinux, and WindowsXP clients trying to access an OpenSolaris-2009.06 ZFS File-Server. I’m the only user on the network, which is entirely behind a hardware-firewall. For now, I’ve been erring on the side of … Continue reading

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Configuring OpenSolaris: Webstack phpMyAdmin

Getting phpMyAdmin running is deceptively simple, unless like me, your utterly clueless and expect it to “just work”. Once again, here’s the instructions I wish I’d had… Continue reading

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Configuring OpenSolaris: Installing SFE (Spec Files Extras)

SFE is a repository of RPM-like spec files for building Solaris SVr4 packages from various Open Source modules. While the existing ‘getting-started’ docs are somewhat scattered and outdated, fear not! This tutorial will have you installing SFE packages into the latest OpenSolaris in no time! Continue reading

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Configuring OpenSolaris: Adding IPS Repositories

If you’ve just installed OpenSolaris 2009.06 the only IPS repository on your list will be the default ‘OpenSolaris’ one. There are however, a few other reputable 3rd-party repositories who provide Solaris software packages which all new users should be familiar with! Continue reading

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