Solaris is a Unix operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems (currently owned by Oracle) as a rebranding of SunOS 4.1.x in 1991.

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how to get git on solaris webspace?

I'm renting webspace with SSH access and I want to host a GIT repository on it. The problem is that GIT is not installed on the server, which is running Solaris and therefor it is difficult for me to ...
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How to upgrade python version 2.5.5 to 2.6.8 in Solaris 11

I am using SunOS 5.11 Solaris. Currently I have python version 2.5.5. I would like to upgrade it to 2.6.8. Can someone please help me on the steps to follow for this upgrade? Please note, I need the ...
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Connect to guest solaris 11 from host windows 7 using virtual box

I have installed virtual box in windows 7 and Installed solaris 11 as virtual machine. I have changed network settings to host-only adapter but I cant do ping from my host computer to virtual machine ...
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Cannot connect Solaris 10 to Windows 7

I'm trying to connect a Solaris VM (powered by VMware Player) to Windows Explorer in Windows 7. When I try to map the network drive I get the following: The specified server cannot perform the ...
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ESXi - Solaris ZFS Raids System Drive Failure Recovery (VMDirectPath I/O - raidz pool)

I currently run Solaris 11.1 in ESXi 5.5, with a HBA (disk controller card) passed though to the OS via VMDirectPath I/O and a raidz pool (called Vault). The OS is running on a single deddicated SSD ...
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command at boot, before another script

This should be an easy question, but as a solaris novice, I'm stuck. I have to launch a change MAC address command at boot (i.e. ifconfig bge0 ether). If I do this at terminal, everything goes smooth. ...
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FIle created by a process cannot be seen by another process

I'm investigating a weird problem in my software. The problem cannot be reproduced consistently (occurs once every 10000 runs or even lower) and strongly looks as a race condition. The scenario is ...
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Configuring route from source to destination

not an expert in Solaris networking so would like to ask your opinions Say i want to configure packet routing from source 10.126.120.130 (A) to destination 10.214.140.9 (B). I configured it this way ...
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How to view mounted CD drive in Solaris 10

Say I have a Solaris 10 Virtual machine VM mounted on vmware platform and I only have telnet terminal to connect to it. How do I see if this VM has a CD already mounted? thanks
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Mix of GRUB and GRUB2 (Linux and Solaris)

ALL, I have a DELL laptop on which I installed Linux and Open Solaris (in that order). Linux used GRUB2 and it was OK. Solaris still uses GRUB1 and it looks like it did overwrite the GRUB2 ...
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Solaris: a simple script does not work, single command does

In my Solaris Illumos, I run a simple script: update_drv -a -i '[myhardware]' [driver] svcadm disable stmf svccfg import /mypath/myconfig svcadm enable stmf It does not work and gives me no ...
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Virtual machine internal network - same host

If I have 2 VMs (web server + db server) on same physical host, how can they communicate? Being on the same host what speed can expect? Its CentOS KVM. What is the situation with SmartOS Zones where ...
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CE interface in Solaris 10 drops mac address (per ifconfig)

I recently installed Solaris 10 1/13 and proprietary TCP PEP software on a new hard drive within an old Sun v210. When the PEP software starts, the Sun's CE0 interface loses its "ether" address, ...
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chinese language use in solaris 10 and redhat 6

How to type in Chinese in solaris 10 and redhat 6 ? Please tell method how to configure it through command line not through GUI
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Execute a remote command after sudo - su anotheruser in Rundeck

I'm new with Rundeck and completely amazed with it and I'm trying to execute a job and my scenario is detailed below: Rundeck is configured with ssh passwordless authentication for user master ...
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Remote CUPS Printing, Is It Possible?

I have a RHEL 6 server, and a Solaris 2.6 server. The RHEL 6 server is able to print to a network printer, which is a Laserjet 4014DN, using CUPS. I want to have the Solaris 2.6 server print to that ...
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How to see whats eating my swap space on linux

I have a unique situation here where a Java app I wrote is choking when it forks and creates some child processes. According to the error logs I'm seeing there is a java.lang.UNIXProcess method ...
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Copy-on-write folder? (Am not an admin)

On Solaris, is there a way to make a "master folder" from which I can fork off any number of light weight copy-on-write clones? In my home folder I have a number of sub folders that contain nearly ...
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Solaris 10 user does not inherit privileges from user_attr

I have created a user called manager and set the /etc/user_attr file to allow net_privaddr privileges. But when I log into a shell as that user I'm not seeing those privileges granted. This is causing ...
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solaris test driver crashes

In solaris I wrote a driver and it is crashing.. But my solaris kernel is also getting crashed because of it. The driver is getting loaded every time the system resets and kernel is dumping core and ...
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Solaris bash script / search and append field to end of line in /etc/group

I need a bash script that will modify /etc/group to append and delete NIS users to specific local groups on a Solaris 10u8 system. Preferable one or two functions with uid and groupname as varibles. ...
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How to install Java 7 on Solaris 9?

Oracle states the following regarding Java 7: This version of the JDK is supported on the Oracle Solaris 10 Update 9 or later OS, Oracle Solaris 11 Express OS, and Oracle Solaris 11 OS ...
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How can I launch Front Panel in CDE (Common Desktop Environment)?

When using Cygwin/X, after I ssh with x11 forwarding into a Solaris 9 system, sometimes I can't see the Front Panel or even the wallpaper: Is there a way to bring Front Panel into view, or launch ...
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rsync from Solaris to Windows (character encoding on filenames)

I'm trying to use RSYNC to sync files from a Solaris 9 (SunOS 5.9) System to a Windows Server 2008 R2 (via cygwin) There are many Files containing characters like "ä", "ö", "ü" or "ß". Which are only ...
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What is a ZFS legacy mount point?

I am trying to understand the way ZFS works when I do for example, a snapshot. When I use zfs list on machine I get some mount points and some paths. For example I get something like that: ...
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Unable to print to print using CUPS on Xerox WorkCentre 5755 from Solaris

I am trying to print on network printer Xerox WorkCentre 5755 from Solaris with CUPS 1.4.5 installed. Due to lack of any Solaris related information I have set the printer up with manufacturer ...
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Solaris: ssh -tt with no output

I have access to a machine running SunOS 5.10 (called solaris). I also have access to a RedHat machine (called redhat). ssh -tt seems not to give me output if run from solaris to solaris, but works ...
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Need Solaris network driver 64bit

I'm newbie in Solaris and I need network driver 64bit for: - pci bus 0x0004 cardnum 0x00 function 0x00: vendor 0x1186 device 0x4b01 D-Link System Inc DGE-530T Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (rev 11) ...
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WD TV Live HD and Solaris

Since a few months I own a WD TV Live HD media player and I'm pretty satisfied with it. The performance is good and it's quite stable. But from the beginning I had issues with the CIFS implementation ...
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system boot on grub and menu.lst absent

I have big problem on a mirrored rpool grub> boot Error 8: Kernel must be loaded before booting grub> setup (hd1) Checking ...
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Vi Editior Navigator Not Working Properly in Solaris 10

I am using ViEditor : This is my code of line : sh /u02/oraprod/prod/db/tech_st/11.1.0/appsutil/scripts/PROD_hooradb2/adautocfg.sh appspass=apps > $HOME/LOG/autocfg.log perl ...
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No “$” or “#” Sign After Logging in Solaris 10 with Putty

This is my environment : Solaris Version 10; Sun OS Version 5.10 Oracle Version: 11g Enterprise x64 Edition. When I am getting log on through putty it is giving me this output: login as: ora Using ...
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Any file copy to /my/ftp from user(khan) should have 664 permission in solaris

I have one ftp directory /my/ftp and owner is raza. user khan is copying files to above directory. I want any file copied by user khan should have 664 permission. I tried by setting umask 002 in ...
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Trouble making bootable usb for solaris 11.2

I am trying to dual boot my system with Windows 8.1 and solaris 11.2.I am using flash drive for making bootable solaris 11.2..But i am not able to create bootable flash drive. I tried both .usb and ...
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IOSTAT R/W vs SYSSTAT Ops

I have a NetApp filer connected to my systems via NFS exports. I'm using NetApp's SYSSTAT to get the NFS utilization (sysstat -x). I'm also using iostat (iostat -xn) to get NFS r/s and w/s. How do ...
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Solve Solaris 10 x86 boot problems

New installation of Solaris 10 u11 for x86 on mirrored ZFS boot disks. Failsafe option boots successfully and can mount rpool on /a. Installed OS option fails to boot; loads kernel but does not get ...
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How can I activate the Front Panel in CDE?

We installed a new Solaris work station at work and most of them come with the Front Panel, however the latest did not. How can I activate it?
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Solaris - Inheriting by files the user's ownership of directory

I have a directory with ownersip like user:group. I want to make on it something like suid on group, but for user - all of new created files have a directory ownership. For example: drwxrwx--- 2 user ...
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Mount a zfs detached mirror NOT rpool, just a disk

I have detached a disk from a non-root zfs pool. I would like to mount this disk and grab some data off. Is it possible to mount this disk temporarily? OS: Solaris 10 u9 How would I go about ...
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QEMU not booting solaris 10 x86 with -icount 1

I have managed to install solaris onto a hardrive (.img) but qemu is not able to boot it when i use the -icount 1 command line option. It throws an error: "qemu: Fatal: Raised an interrupt when not in ...
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Getting per user cpu and memory consumption statistics

Is there a way to get cpu and memory consumption statistics summaries per user the same way prstat -t on Solaris shows them? The prstat(1) utility in Solaris display has fields NPROC UserName SWAP ...
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how to kill a tcp connection in solaris operating system?

A client program connects to my server program written in JAVA via TCP connection (ServerSocket). I want to close the TCP connection between these two programs with a Solaris command or tool for ...
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How does niceness relate to CPU allocation on Solaris?

The wikipedia article for nice describes the relationship as follows: As a simple example, when two otherwise identical CPU-bound processes are running simultaneously on a single-CPU Linux system, ...
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Where to find a zipped/tarred JDK 6

Ok, I concede. I have been looking in vain for a zipped and tarred copy of any later version of Oracle's JDK 6 for Solaris SPARC (32-bit), but all I can find is the shell scrip that "installs" it. ...
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Windows 7 cannot get C/H/S values

Alright, so I'm a bit of a novice at this kind of stuff, but I had a CD version of Solaris and decided to install it on the disk it came on. I put it into my Windows 7 computer and did all that stuff ...
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Solaris Automated install Hard-Drive Windows 7

I got two hard disks, one of 40 GB and another one with 1 TB. The 40 GB has windows 7 installed on it, taking all the space of this hdd. The 1 TB disk I got few logical and extended partitions; in ...
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Resize and create new partition on Solaris 11 running on VMware

I installed Solaris 11 on VMware So far my attempts with fdisk have resulted in corrupted systems. And gparted doesn't recognise the partition. Any ideas of what can I do? Thanks
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How do you upgrade a package in Solaris?

I have a package for an IDE in my solaris machine. How do I upgrade this package?
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Why is my Solaris virtual machine doing this? (100% CPU usage at regular interval)

This is a clean installation of Solaris 11 X86 in the latest Virtualbox, running on Windows 7 host. I am downloading some files in the Solaris virtual machine, and all suddenly, this happens: I ...
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zip how to include files with a dollar sign in the name

Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 SPARC I'm trying to archive and compress a large directory using zip zip dir dir in this directory are some files with a dollarsign like name$whatever. Zip skips those files ...