opensolaris packages part 2

Now to install some software….

Wanting to add some packages from blastwave I added the blastwave repo to the “pkg” listing

pkg set-authority -O http://blastwave.network.com:10000 blastwave

Wanting to not install too many 3rd party software I only installed synergy

pkg install synergy

Now from the opensolaris side I wanted to include everyday tools to make this a nice desktop so I installed openoffice and various other software.  You can search for software by doing pkg search <tag> or launch the package manager in the gui and get a full list of packages

One additional software package I wanted to add was firefox3.  The base installation came with Firefox 2 so I found this link http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.0/contrib/solaris_pkgadd/ and downloaded the 3.0 for opensolaris and used pkgadd -d to install it and its working great!

Time to update to the latest !

Like I stated I installed with the 2008.05 media which was  snv_86 but at the current time the latest that I can upgrade towas snv_93 so I did a pkg image-update -v to update it to the latest

After the upgrade was done I noticed that when I did zfs list it now showed 2 BE’s opensolaris and opensolaris-1 and also beadm list showed 2 as well

Before rebooting the server I wanted to make sure that there are no problems on rebooting and getting the system back up to the working order so I just fixed up the grub portion of it a bit

# mkdir /mnt
# mount -F zfs rpool/ROOT/opensolaris-1
# /mnt/boot/solaris/bin/update_grub -R /mnt

rebooted and everything came up fine!


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