[rescue] What happened? Where did all the Free Solaris software go?

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Sat Nov 23 13:45:01 CST 2013

On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 11:54:17AM -0500, Jonathan Katz wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 11:28 AM, David Brownlee <abs at absd.org> wrote:
> > Does SmartOS/illumos run on the V240? There are a few binary packages
> > available (over 10,000 last count :) -
> > http://www.perkin.org.uk/posts/whats-new-in-pkgsrc-2013Q2.html
> I'm 99% sure that SmartOS is x86/x64 only. I'm downloading the ISO (it
> doesn't give me a choice of architectures) and we'll see what happens.
> I kind of wish they listed 'support architectures' (sparc/x64, etc)
> under this table...
> http://wiki.illumos.org/display/illumos/Distributions

SmartOS is x86 only, as is OmniOS.

OpenSXCE is the only Illumos distribution that supports sparc that I
am aware of.  The author of it has rolled some features back to be
more like Solaris 9 and last I heard zones had issues out of box, but
some configuration could fix that and get you more normal zones.

For the dedicated, from there you can, I believe, build a more normal
illumos for sparc from source.

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