[oi-dev] How to properly contribute 3rd party software packages for illumos and/or OpenIndiana?

Milan Jurik milan.jurik at xylab.cz
Sat Apr 21 18:33:30 UTC 2012

Hi Jim,

one way, external to OI, more independent, is spec-files-extra. Both NUT
and openvpn are part of it already, but not updated for some time. Then
with support from Alex Viskovatoff it can go to sfe repo as binary.

Best regards,


Jim Klimov píše v so 21. 04. 2012 v 22:16 +0400:
> Hello all,
>    May I ask some questions on how I could help with integration
> of popular software with illumos and/or openindiana?
>    Some of my bugs/rfes deal with "I'd like to have such-and-such
> software in OI repo out of the box"; recent examples include NUT
> and OpenVPN. Say I did this and tested on my systems - compiled,
> made SMF methods, maybe some lower-level OS changes (i.e. shutdown
> handlers for NUT, drivers/tuning for OpenVPN), and personally
> liked the result.
>    Then what? How does it get upstream for everybodys benefit?
> What do I send upstream, and how, and to which upstream?
>    Should I make some packaging descriptors (SVR4/IPS)?
>    Should there be some specialized build manifests (i.e. spec-files
> like in RedHat SRPMs for automated rpm-builds?)
>    What is the product I should try to push into the source code
> repository, and which one - illumos-userland, openindiana-userland,
> or are these two particular projects (NUT, OpenVPN) "lowlevel"
> enough to get into the main ON gate (at least partially)?
>    I guess the upstream project won't need the binaries, but rather
> the source code (original 3rd party code and my OI-integration
> patches to it)?
>    I roamed around the wikis, but either I missed the page where
> such contribution procedure is outlined, or it is not there =)
> Thanks,
> //Jim Klimov
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