Monday, May 5, 2008

OpenSolaris and Blastwave

As you may all know Blastwave is one of the main providers for software on the Solaris platform.


Now that OpenSolaris is out on the street one may like to have things like VLC and Mplayer installed but may not be about to find anything in the IPS respo.

This is just a short howto on getting Blastwave working with OpenSolaris using IPS in just *2* easy steps.

1) Add Free repositories to your IPS / PKG tools configuration:

$pfexec pkg set-authority -O blastwave
$pfexec pkg authority -H

blastwave (preferred)

$pfexec pkg refresh

2) Installing _Stuff_ :

$pkg search -r vlc

$pfexec pkg install IPSvlc

and that's it !

Oh, A side note; I like to have OpenOffice and NetBeans installed from

We can do this as follows:

$pfexec pkg install netbeans

$pfexec pkg install openoffice

That's all..


Sunday, May 4, 2008

OpenSolaris 2008.05, its out.. Yes its really here !

Everyone has talked so much about it, and after only just a year and a epic amount of work its finally here !


Find bugs or things that you feel should have been fixed or included? Remember to participate in the community that is opensolaris :D

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