Month: May 2010

Running a local pkg.depotd in an OSOL appliance

[[ OSOL-only entry here, with interest for KDE only from the perspective of “it’s a package server that will be serving up the KDE packages for OSOL”. ]] There’s some bits and pieces involved in setting up an OSOL appliance to be actually useful for serving up packages, so I thought I would document them […]

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Updating OSOL Applicance to b.134

The OSOL appliance released by Jignesh Shah is 2009.6 — nearly a year old now. Since then the packaging tools for OpenSolaris have made great strides. IPS remains .. interesting. I’m not entirely convinced that it was worth the effort of not using some of the existing package formats. However, by now I understand the […]

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Planned downtime on the EBN

The server running the EBN (a Sun X4200 running FreeBSD — soon to be running OpenSolaris in a VM) is getting a bit long in the tooth, software-wise, and it turns out that it can no longer even run all of the software needed for improvements to the EBN. Bertjan has been bugging me to […]

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Back on the Mainland

After a week in Kano, Nigeria — where I picked up my awesome cold again, the same one that has been keeping me low since January — I spent a few days on the Dutch island of Terschelling with the family, to get back into the swing of things. Let me tell you, trading 40 […]

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