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

Bayard Bell buffer.g.overflow at gmail.com
Sun Apr 22 13:17:18 UTC 2012

On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 8:02 PM, Garrett D'Amore <garrett at damore.org> wrote:
> On Apr 21, 2012, at 11:16 AM, Jim Klimov wrote:
>> 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.
> Probably this is stuff that should be in OpenIndiana, rather than illumos core.  The first step is to post some kind of review so that other people can look at what you have already done. Then we can advise further as to where and how to integrate it.

Not in illumos-gate != belongs in OpenIndiana. If it's about porting
and packaging, it probably belongs in illumos-userland, which would
get it into OI. For information about the illumos-userland
contribution process, see:


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