[oi-dev] illumos based OpenIndiana DVD

ken mays maybird1776 at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 21 14:14:57 UTC 2011


Tested OI_148a. Boots fine and works with my test hardware. No major problems seen at this time after reviewing it for a few hours. Nvidia video driver 256.44 works fine (i.e. 2D/3D) on my test video hardware as well.

The only noticeable desktop application issues in OI_148a are from the default JDS_148 packages from the OI_148 build.

1. GTKAM crashes (i.e. digital camera app, segmentation fault) during startup.

2. Print Manager (in Preferences) gives an error during startup.

I reported this before for the original OI_148 and in the bug reports to Guido. GTKam is not a major issue to me, but best to fix this and any printer management concerns for 'stable' review. Most of the issues reported seem to deal with desktop-related issues and providing a fixed  'bge' network driver.

For desktop usage, OI_148a seems 'almost' fine as a replacement to the OI_148 and OSOL_134 distro. USB/wireless connectivity seems to work fine as well.

As for putting 'Illumos' branding everywhere, careful not to break legacy management scripts that pull OS version information from the 'uname' command and /etc/* area.
Otherwise, GREAT job so far....

~ Ken Mays

>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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