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Questions tagged [solaris]

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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Would it be possible to run unix system as a docker linux image on top of Linux?

I understand that is impossible to run a docker image of a certain OS on top of a host with a different kernel than the image because of the fact that Docker images use host kernel to work... I'm ...
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Why are SUID/GGUID files usually unreadable?

I have noticed that on linux that SUID binaries, like login su etc do not have read permission set. What is the reason for this? There must be some history behind? Or is it because you can attach a ...
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Update Java version, Solaris 10

I'm trying to update Java version on Solaris 10. I have downloaded a tarball jre-8u73-solaris-x64.tar.gz. Using these commands: which java /usr/bin/java gzip -dc jre-8u73-solaris-x64.tar.gz | tar xf ...
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What is the CDE/Motif keyboard shortcut for selecting all the text in a text box?

What is the keyboard shortcut for selecting all the text in a text box in CDE (or Motif generally)? In CDE, text boxes support Emacs/Readline style keyboard shortcuts, so for instance Ctrl+A moves ...
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How To Upgrade Tuxedo from 11.1.1 to 12.1.1 in SUNOS

I am using following machine for which the Tuxedo (Both Client and Server) need to be updated to 12.1.1, SunOS nzdrb02z 5.10 Generic_150400-59 sun4v sparc sun4v Oracle Tuxedo, Version 11.1.1.1.0, 64-...
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ssh-copy-id to a tcsh on Solaris?

Im trying to copy a public key to the ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file on a Solaris server. It fails with this error message: $ ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub <USER>@<HOST> /usr/bin/ssh-copy-...
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Solaris11 and complex networking: no routing

I have one server with solaris11.4,two nics I use it for testing,learning,etc.. I have one network,the classical 192.168.0.0/24 But for virtual machines i want to use another network 10.2.0.0/24 So I ...
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Reliably tail/stream a log file to another machine (Keyword: Reliably). Strangely impossible?

I have a growing logfile on a unix box. I just want something that collects that data on another box within a few seconds of it being written. Sounds simple. But I need it to not introduce screw ups ...
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'su root' succeeded for root on /dev/??? - SunOS logging

I have a log like this in /var/log/authlog : <date> <server> su: [ID 366847 auth.notice] 'su root' succeeded for root on /dev/??? and in /var/adm/sulog SU 12/12 11:13 + ??? root-root ...
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What is consuming ZFS pool space?

Environment: SP firmware 3.2.4.1 zfs Solaris 11 zones Problem: Poor system design has lead to constant space pressure on the internal disks. Once a pool goes over 80%, zfs goes into a whole lock ...
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Solaris OS version and Bit

What does mean below output from Solaris , How to find out the version and bit of OS from this output? uname -a SunOS tsap01 5.10 Generic_147441-27 i86pc i386 i86pc
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Solaris 10 non-global zone's IP addresses not visible to the global zone

I have a Solaris 10 box that I use for testing. I configured some non-global zones on it in the following manner: mkdir -p /zones/wks chmod 700 /zones/wks zonecfg -z wks create set autoboot=true set ...
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How can I find out the load on a specific fc port via dtrace?

How can I find out the load on a specific fc port via dtrace? I need to know the speed of reading and writing + IOPS. I read a lot of documentation but did not find anything useful to this topic, I ...
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Going into graphical user interface on OpenIndiana

There was an error: application/desktop-cache/gio-module-cache:default failed fatally After that, expected something like: https://distrowatch.com/images/cgfjoewdlbc/openindiana.png But while there ...
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Solaris 10: remote root ssh login

I am trying to enable root ssh login for a Solaris 10 VM (10.0.2.15) on a private netwrork. I have set PermitRootLogin to 'yes' in /etc/ssh/sshd_config as well as commenting out "CONSOLE" in /etc/...
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Command to remove all files except some latest one which work for both solaris and linux

I am trying one command which remove all files from a location except the latest one. I have working command for linux but its not working on solaris machine. The below command will remove all files ...
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CDE-Solaris GTK3 Theme

I've tested and tried many GTK+ Themes, but found the one that ease on the eyes the most is still the oldest CDE-Solaris Theme: I believe this color combination has been carefully engineered exactly ...
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Host's File Permissions in Solaris

On a Solaris 10 server I am trying to edit the hosts file but it's preventing me from doing so saying it's read only. I am logged in as the root user. When I ls -l on the /etc directory I see the ...
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Bash - substituting parameter in parent match (SED/AWK)

I'm working on a small script to take some variables, packageName, newVersion. I've googled and tried an awful lot and it brings me to asking. The script executes as: updatePackage.sh -p weblogic-...
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How to verify Solaris images in a reliable way?

I want to verify my downloaded Solaris installation ISO file, but I can only find MD5 checksums provided by plain http(http://download.oracle.com/otn/solaris/11_3/md5sum.txt), that's not safe enough I ...
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Unable to intall CVS client on Solaris

While trying to install CVS, I got following errors: bash-3.2$ ls cvs-1.12.13-sol10-x86-local cvs-1.12.13-sol10-x86-local.gz local.cshrc local.login local.profile bash-3.2$ pfexec /usr/sbin/pkgadd –...
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Is a Zfs filesystem on Usb 3.0 external hard drive possible?

Assumed an external usb 3.0 hard drive isn't at all a very good solution to install a system (linux) on, are there specific drawbacks of installing a Zfs filesystem on Usb 3.0 external hard drive? ...
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Recommended size of memory and hard disk for a VirtualBox VM for Solaris with Oracle

I have a laptop with Windows 7 64-bit operating system. I have installed VirtualBox 5.1.14 on it. Now I want to create a Solaris 10 VM where I would like to install Oracle 10g. What is the recommended ...
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In VirtualBox what Solaris version to select for installing Solaris 10 1/13?

My operating system is Windows 7. I am new to Unix. I want to install Solaris 10 on VirtualBox. I have installed VirtualBox 5.1.14. I have also downloaded Solaris 10 1/13 as sol-10-u11-ga-x86-dvd....
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Solaris 9 - Word Count (wc) command gives wrong output

When i use 'ps', 'egrep' and 'wc' command to count number of processes, it gives me wrong value. I am running the command in 'Solaris 9' machine. Please assist in understanding the issue. MyServer $ ...
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Can I virtualize Windows and linux using virtualbox on solaris with zfs zvols?

I am considering building a system to virtualise Windows Server 2016 and CentOS 6 using virtualbox on Solaris (for home use), in order to take advantage of zfs' reliability. I was planning on getting ...
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tar truncating file names when tarfile is transferred from Linux to Unix (Solaris)

What steps I did: On a Linux machine (RHEL-6): tar -cvf <tarname.tar>. On a Unix machine (Solaris-10): sftp <linuxUser@server.com> and ftp the tarfile to the Unix system. Now untar on ...
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Why is For loop in linux showing low performance than in Solaris?

I have a shell script that i'm running on both Linux and Sun Solaris,however there's a considerable difference in time taken by the script to execute. When i debug the script on both servers using '...
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“Device Cannot Start” for Intel-based Gigabit NIC

I have recently acquired two SUN Quad-port Gigabit low-profile ethernet NICs (PCI-Express 2.0 x4) for a home-lab setup. These are rebrands of the Intel I350-T4 adapter, which has full, cross-platform ...
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Why does Patch 145006 take so long to install?

I'm an engineer in a data centre. My main task is applying updates to server operating systems. One of the operating systems I deal with on a regular basis is Solaris 10. My Solaris expert colleague (...
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Solaris contingency disk instead of mirrored

I am trying to future proof a Solaris 11.3 machine against viruses more than against harwdware failures. I would like to create a copy of my root pool onto another drive in such a way that I can ...
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Error when lauching the command “bash”

I'm using SUN Solaris-8 and i tried to install an application to run it into : i failed because i got insuffisant disk space. So today i delete some useless thing in the disk but when i try to execute ...
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How to configure DHCP given Oracle instructions don't work?

I'm trying to enable DHCP on an Solaris 11 machine. My DHCP server is a m0n0wall, and it provides all network configuration information except the local broadcast address (limitation in m0n0wall). ...
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How to add a nameserver to Solaris 11?

I'm having a name resolution problem in Solaris 11. According to the online Solaris guide, Chapter 12 Setting Up DNS Clients: Client Set Up Setting up DNS on a client machine involves two ...
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Verify there's enough memory and storage to compile a file?

I'm testing a C++ library under Solaris 11 with Sun Studio 12.5. The library is trouble free under Sun Studio 12.2 through 12.4, but its having trouble under 12.5. Under 12.5, the pain point appears ...
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“No version for 'optional' dependency…” when updating Solaris 11.3

I'm having trouble updating Solaris 11.3. The problems below show up on both a DL360 G5 hardware (dual Xeons), and a VM guest (Core i7). The Solaris installations use Sun's image, and I did not ...
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solaris on sparc not booting automatically on poweron

My environment : SunOS solaris 5.11 11.3 sun4v sparc SUNW, SPARC-Enterprise-T5120 eeprom showed auto-boot?=false So I used command eeprom auto-boot?=true and eeprom would show auto-boot?=true I ...
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How is wget able to download an iso file when only iso.gz is listed under the FTP library

I hit a behavior of wget from FTP server (URL: ftp://foo.com/bar/...) that was unfamiliar to me. Can you direct me to some documentation or explain how is the following possible? If I wget the folder'...
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Solaris T5120 Unable to boot from USB

Boot Media Creation I created a USB boot media on my OS X El Capitan using the following command dd if=sol-11_3-text-sparc.usb of=/dev/disk3 then i waited and made sure it finished successfully ...
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Solaris T5120 How to reset firmware root password

I have this Solaris T5120 box bought used no HDD so there is no OS yet I was able to connect using Serial Console using HyperTerminal Default User/Password didn't work root changeme sunservice ...
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Solaris T5120 How do i got about installing OS

I have a Solaris T5120 it has a DVD Drive i am new to Solaris or specially with the servers that don't have display port to connect a monitor. So when i power it on i am not sure what to do ...
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Priority in Static routes?

I have 2 default routes with different gateways: # netstat -nr Routing Table: IPv4 Destination Gateway Flags Ref Use Interface -------------------- --------------------...
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Color coded 'ls' under ssh connection from Mac to SunOS server (tcsh shell)

I'm on a Mac under OSX. I ssh into a remote server which is running SunOS. The default shell under the remote server is tcsh, not bash. How can I set the ls to generate color coded output as I have ...
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Unix find not working with a wildcard in the path when ssh'ing

This command with a * in the find path works fine on the local server Svr1$ find /path/*/foo/ -name "*20160208" When I try this remotely from another server it doesn't work Svr2$ ssh Svr1 find '/...
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Solaris x86 downgrade NVIDIA driver

I had to reinstall Solaris/x86 11 and in the process upgraded to version 11.3 from 11.1 on the same machine. The NVIDIA drivers were also updated, but there is a message during X startup that the ...
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ESXi 6.0 U1 + Solaris 11.0 VM = host CPU high (slowly climbing) but VM idle

I have ESXi 6.0 Update 1 (Build 3029758) installed on brand new hardware (Atom C2750, 16GB RAM). VM is Solaris 11.0 with 1 vCPU and 4GB RAM. Solaris was installed from sol-11-1111-text-x86.iso ...
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Alternative to using usbcopy to create Solaris Text Installer USB stick

I have a blank T5120 server without any optical drive onto which I want to install Solaris 11.3. I downloaded the sol-11_3-text-sparc.usb installer. The docs tell me to use a tool named usbcopy to ...
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inconsistency between pfiles and fuser [closed]

$ uname -sri SunOS 5.10 i86pc $ fuser securityagent-default-server321-1449307160087-2015-12-05.log securityagent-default-server321-1449307160087-2015-12-05.log: 29478o $ pfiles 29478|grep ...
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what happens when you have 2 network interfaces to the same network in a Unix/Linux OS?

What will happen if you have 2 network interfaces to the same network where the default gateway/router is? e.g network interface e1000g0 - 192.168.1.50 network interface e1000g1 - 192.168.1.51 ...
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Update JAVA 8 Update 60 to Update 65 or 66?

I had Java 8 Update 60 on my systezm & it told me there was an update to update 65, so i have updated. However there also is Update 66, yett Java on my system doesn’t want/need to update to that ...