Friday, July 20, 2012

Lots of packages for SmartOS, soon for OpenIndiana

There is now a huge package repository available for illumos-based distributions, initially a dependency prevents it from running on OpenIndiana but that is being fixed:

9000 packages available for SmartOS and illumos

The packages contains a current PostgresSQL (9.1.3), MySQL, Apache, Ruby 1.9.3, Python 3.2.3 both with lots of modules plus many other useful packages.

All should work on SmartOS and when fixed for OpenIndiana this slightly modified procedure (without sudo and install gtar first) should work, as root:

# pkg install gnu-tar
# curl | (cd /; gtar -zxpf - )
# pkgin -y update
# pkgin avail | wc -l
# pkgin search ...
# sudo pkgin -y install
I'll update this entry as soon as it works for OpenIndiana.

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