Trying OpenSolaris VPS : Install pkg-get

I have chance to try opensolaris vps, since I have no experience in OpenSolaris before I try to learn some basic command before achieve my goal :

Running wordpress in my OpenSolaris VPS

Here’s what I reach so far :

1. pkg for listing file

[arasyid@TGL107201 mysql]# pkg list -s | grep mysql
SUNWmysql-base                 MySQL Database Management System (Base)
SUNWmysql5                     MySQL 5.0.45 – MySQL Database Management System (usr component)

2. pkgadd for install

pkgadd -d

By default, it wil save all file in /opt

Make sure to update /opt/csw/etc/pkg-get.conf for nearest mirror

I use :


Using vi and update catalog file:

/opt/csw/bin/pkg-get -U

3. Use pkg-get for install software

I want to install nano for vi alternative :-)

/opt/csw/bin/pkg-get -i nano

I want to install ee but I can’t find it.

[arasyid@TGL107201 bin]# /opt/csw/bin/pkg-get -a | grep nano
nano 1.2.5,REV=2005.08.14
[arasyid@TGL107201 bin]#

Install wget for download file

/opt/csw/bin/pkg-get -i wget

Great, I love it.

WARNING: FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE-p5 is approaching its End-of-Life date

Informative message when I use freebsd-update in recent update progress :

materibasuki# freebsd-update fetch
Looking up mirrors… 1 mirrors found.
Fetching metadata signature for 7.0-RELEASE from… done.
Fetching metadata index… done.
Inspecting system… done.
Preparing to download files… done.
Fetching 7 patches…. done.
Applying patches… done.

The following files will be updated as part of updating to 7.0-RELEASE-p6:


WARNING: FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE-p5 is approaching its End-of-Life date.
It is strongly recommended that you upgrade to a newer
release within the next 2 months.

Good …good…good

Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu Intrepid lbex

I have install vmware server at other hardy heron box, due to limited access I want to install virtual box for my recently download solaris 10.

After upgrade to ubuntu 8.10 I have chance to try newest virtualbox in my desktop.

1. Modify sources.list

nano /etc/apt/sources.list

2. Add this line

deb intrepid non-free

3. Get public key before doing update

apt-key add sun_vbox.asc

4. Update source

apt-get update

5. Install from shell.

apt-get install virtualbox-2.0

Finish, I’m ready to test solaris 10 in my ubuntu intrepid :-)

FreeBSD 6.4-RC2

From FreeBSD lists :

The second Release Candidate for FreeBSD 6.4 is now available.  FreeBSD
6.4-RC2 should be the last of the public test builds for the FreeBSD 6.4
release cycle.  Unless a big show-stopper is found from this round of
testing we should begin the 6.4-RELEASE builds in about a week and a
half.  We encourage you to test out 6.4-RC2 and report any problems by
submitting PRs or via email to the freebsd-stable list.

One of the things that could use some testing is the late-arriving
patches to sysinstall that should eliminate the excessive disc swapping
that previous releases had if things like gnome or kde were installed as
part of the initial CDROM install.  Things selected before you reach the
“Package Selection Menu” are handled as separate passes from the things
that get selected at that menu.  So depending on what you install before
you reach that menu (e.g. Xorg selected as part of the distributions)
and what you select at that menu there may still be some disc swapping
involved.  But “worst case” given the current layout it should ask for
any given disc no more than twice.

Full release

Iso download

PC-BSD 7.0.1

From PCBSD :

After much hard work and testing the PC-BSD Team is happy to announce the availability of PC-BSD 7.0.1, i.e. the first upgrade in the 7 series, with FreeBSD 7.0 under the hood.

Version 7.0.1 contains a number of bugfixes and improvements. For a full list of changes, please refer to the changelog. Some of the changes are:

* KDE 4.1.2
* AMD64 version
* NTFS write support
* Adobe Flash 9 support (Linux -flashplugin9)
* Better WIFI support
* Updates to the System Updater

This version of PC-BSD can be downloaded and installed as a fresh install or, alternatively, can be updated to from PC-BSD 7.0 via the System Update tool.

Full release information

FreeBSD in Wikipedia