[oi-dev] illumos based OpenIndiana DVD

Hernan Saltiel hsaltiel at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 13:24:15 UTC 2011

Hi, Adrzej!

Great to know we have this option now!

It would be very interesting too if you have some docs about how this distro
was created, do you have something to share about it?

Thanks in advance for your time and this excellent news you are giving us.

Best regards,


On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 9:38 AM, Andrzej Szeszo <aszeszo at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All
> We've been working on getting the development branch of OpenIndiana
> switched over to the illumos core.
> The way we are doing it initially is to take OpenIndiana 148 ips repository
> and add few updated consolidations to it. The consolidations that needed
> updating after switching to illumos osnet are: l10n, install, solaris_re.
> The resulting repository was used to create live/install DVD. Resulting iso
> image can be found here:
> http://dlc.openindiana.org/isos/oi-dev-148a-x86-20100218-1.iso
> This is not the final iso as few things need to be resolved first.
> 1. Package version numbers
> We have used 148.0.1 as a pkg version number of the updated consolidations,
> including osnet, to differentiate them from the original OpenIndiana 148
> ones.
> One problem with the version number bump is that the default illumos-gate
> builds, which generate version 148 packages, won't install anymore, as they
> are going to be considered as "old" by the packaging system. The solution is
> to add "ONNV_BUILDNUM=148.0.1; export ONNV_BUILDNUM" to the nightly file
> when building illumos-gate or we could simply revert the version number
> change.
> It would be good to get some feedback on this.
> 2. Branding
> When building illumos-onnv we have used similar branding patch set as when
> buiding the original OpenIndiana 148 onnv and at the moment there is almost
> no indication that the system is running illumos core apart from the
> "Powered by illumos" label on the boot splash screens.
> http://img405.imageshack.us/i/screenshot20110221at121.png/
> It would be good to get some feedback on what we should put in /etc/motd,
> /etc/release and kernel banner. We definitely want illumos name to be listed
> in all places but at the same time we don't want to confuse users about what
> they run.
> Please let me know what you think.
> 3. Keyboard layout selection bug
> There seems to be a problem with keyboard layout selection when using live
> dvd. US keyboard layout is always used even after selecting non-US layout at
> boot. I'll be looking at this issue now.
> Also, Garrett, how much time have we got left to prepare an updated iso, so
> you have enough time to get some media manufactured for SCALE? Please let us
> know.
> Cheers,
> Andrzej
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