[oi-dev] SPARC Text Installer

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Wed Feb 23 17:55:46 UTC 2011

On 02/23/11 09:30 AM, Albert Lee wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 4:06 AM, MATTHEW WILBY
> <matthewwilby at btinternet.com> wrote:
>> Good Morning,
>> I've seen various people enquire about when we are going to release a SPARC
>> iso.
>> What I'd like to propose is that we work towards preparing a dev text
>> installer, using Illumos and incorporating the the hard work done on g11n,
>> and a recent build of SFW etc. I think most people are using SPARC based
>> servers as opposed to workstations, so I suspect XNV/JDS can follow at a
>> later date if there is interest.
> Additionally, SPARC graphics support is extremely limited so the
> desktop target will primarily be Sun Ray and other remote sessions. It
> is probably possible to omit all of XNV, but JDS provides core
> software including Python.

Until you do some refactoring, you won't be able to get an OS that doesn't
rely on at least some XNV libraries.   For instance, the python core package
(which is needed for IPS itself of course) includes the tk bindings, which
require libX11:

% pkg contents -t depend -o fmri runtime/python-26
SUNWcs at 0.5.11-0.159
compress/bzip2 at 1.0.6-0.159
database/sqlite-3 at 3.6.23-0.159
library/libffi at 0.5.11-0.159
library/ncurses at 0.5.11-0.159
library/readline at 5.2-0.159
library/security/openssl at
library/zlib at 1.2.3-0.159
runtime/tcl-8 at 8.4.18-0.159
runtime/tk-8 at 8.4.18-0.159
system/library/math at 0.5.11-0.159
system/library at 0.5.11-0.159

% pkg contents -t depend -o fmri runtime/tk-8
SUNWcs at 0.5.11-0.159
runtime/tcl-8 at 8.4.18-0.159
system/library/math at 0.5.11-0.159
system/library at 0.5.11-0.159
x11/library/libx11 at 1.4.1-0.159

[Admittedly, those are from S11X, but I didn't think OI had changed the
 python packaging from upstream.   BTW, if you are looking at python
 packaging, be aware it's being changed "upstream" on opensolaris.org:
 in the near future.]
	-Alan Coopersmith-        alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

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