Oct 4, 2011

Upgraded VirtualBox to just release 4.1.4 on OpenIndiana 151a

Just saw, that VirtualBox 1.4.1 is released.

Downloaded did a pkgrm SUNWvbox and a pkgadd.

VirtualBox started without problem, by using my startscript  setting LD_NODIRECT=1.

Have to test, if this version works without the workaround.

Getting cppunit 1.12.1 to compile on OpenIndiana 151a

The cppunit 1.12.1 has some problems to be compiled on Solaris or maybee even *nix with gcc.

First configure fails, regardless if sunstudio or gcc is used as compiler platform.
dirname has to many options

creating include/cppunit/config-auto.h - prefix CPPUNIT for config/config.h defines
dirname: extra operand `/ausl'
Try `dirname --help' for more information.
/* automatically generated config/ contrib/ doc/ examples/ include/ lib

The solution was found here. Replace all
/* automatically generated */
in the configure script.
After this the configure worked. 

But compiling cppunit was failing

 g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I../../config -I../../include -I../../include -g -O2 -MT TestAssert.lo -MD -MP -MF .deps/TestAssert.Tpo -c TestAssert.cpp  -fPIC -DPIC -o .libs/TestAssert.o
In file included from TestAssert.cpp:2:0:
../../include/cppunit/portability/FloatingPoint.h: In function ‘int CppUnit::floatingPointIsFinite(double)’:
../../include/cppunit/portability/FloatingPoint.h:43:21: error: ‘finite’ was not declared in this scope
The solutions was in a forum entry for cppunit.

--- cppunit-1.12.1/include/cppunit/portability/FloatingPoint.h 
+++ cppunit-1.12.1/include/cppunit/portability/FloatingPoint.h 

@@ -3,6 +3,11 @@ 
#include <cppunit/Portability.h> 
#include <math.h> 
+#if defined(__sun) && !defined(CPPUNIT_HAVE_ISFINITE) && defined(CPPUNIT_HAVE_FINITE) 
+#include <ieeefp.h> 
+ // <math.h> is still needed for usage of fabs in TestAssert.cpp 
After this the compilation works.

I used the compiler commands from here  to compile with the SunStudio compiler.
I also had to insert the math.h after ieeefp.h because of unreferenced fabs

Oct 3, 2011

How to change passphrase of gpg keyring

On my OpenIndiana I have gpg2 installed.
The keyring is from an older installation, with an old passphrase.

To change the passphrase list your keys with
gpg2 -k

after this you can edit the key with
gpg --edit-key <your key>

on my side, a GTK Dialog opens to request the old and the new passphrase.

seahorse is a GUI app to do the same, available in the OpenIndiana repo