Dec 23, 2010

Released VirtualBox 4.0.0 installed on OpenIndiana Build 148

The Version 4.0.0 of VirtualBox is released as a Christmas present.

After downloading, the installation was fine and the installed Windows XP is
up and running in Seamless mode.

Additional to the package, there is a extension pack available now.

See here for a documentation. The extension pack provided by Oracle contains
support for some additional hardware - see the link above.

Dec 18, 2010

Upgraded from OpenIndiana 147 to OpenIndiana 148

Today I upgraded from OpenIndiana 147 to OpenIndiana 148 without any

root@solewer:~# pkg image-update --be-name OI_148                              
                Packages to remove:    10
               Packages to install:    11
                Packages to update:  1095
           Create boot environment:   Yes
DOWNLOAD                                  PKGS       FILES    XFER (MB)
Completed                              1116/1116 22673/22673  780.6/780.6

PHASE                                        ACTIONS
Removal Phase                              6579/6579
Install Phase                              5186/5186
Update Phase                             36358/36358

PHASE                                          ITEMS
Package State Update Phase                 2211/2211
Package Cache Update Phase                 1105/1105
Image State Update Phase                         2/2

A clone of OI_147 exists and has been updated and activated.
On the next boot the Boot Environment OI_148 will be mounted on '/'.
Reboot when ready to switch to this updated BE.

[ewer@solewer:~]$uname -a
SunOS solewer 5.11 oi_148 i86pc i386 i86pc Solaris

The restart imported 4 new SMF-Services and delete the javadb-Service because of a missing manifest.

The suspend/resume still doesn't work.

nvidia seems to work on this laptop

nVidia Corporation G96M [Quadro FX 770M]

Dec 14, 2010

working with Mercurial behind a proxy

Mercurial can use the http protocol for version management, but when you
are behind a proxy, you can simple set the configuration in your hgrc file
or give the configuration in the command line like this:

hg --config pull

Dec 2, 2010

VirtualBox 3.2.12 is installable on OpenIndiana 147 without any modification

Today, I installed the VirtualBox 3.2.12. I remembered to have to
patch a file in the package to allow the installation on OpenIndiana.
So I transfered the stream package with pkgtrans and looked into the file,
but there are already changes in the package to recognize the OpenIndiana
distribution. So there is no change necessary anymore.

See here for the discussion at openIndiana.