[Openindiana-announce] OpenIndiana SFE repository: Call for testers

Alex Viskovatoff viskovatoff at imap.cc
Sat Jul 30 20:54:19 UTC 2011

Hello everyone,

We plan to provide an add on IPS repository for OpenIndiana with a
selection of packages from the spec-files-extra (SFE) project
(http://pkgbuild.sourceforge.net/spec-files-extra/).  SFE has been
providing build recipes in the form of spec files for
OpenSolaris/Solaris Express/OpenIndiana for a long time but is
not affiliated with the OpenIndiana project.  Support for these
packages will only be provided on a best-effort basis and lies at
the discretion of the respective package maintainer from the SFE

Right now we need your help with testing preliminary packages
which are available in a temporary IPS repository at
see http://wiki.openindiana.org/oi/SFE+IPS+Repository for instructions
on how to use it. Be aware that these packages are mostly untested, so
they might not work and may even damage your system.  This repo is also
intended *for testing only* and might go away as soon as our testing
phase has ended and a new repository intended for general use has been
set up on pkg.openindiana.org.  Please report any bugs you find on the
official OI SFE bugtracker at
https://www.illumos.org/projects/oi-sfe/issues and only there, since
these packages are not maintained by the OpenIndiana project itself, and
SFE project bugs reported to the OI bugtracker will consequently be

If you would like to get involved in helping us to build and publish
packages on the OpenIndiana side, feel free to reply here.  If you would
like to get involved upstream with the SFE project and work on packages
there, please see
for instructions.

Package highlights of this first build include:

mplayer2 2.0.99
mpd 0.16.2
ffmpeg 0.8
lame 3.98.4
tmux 1.4
ngnix 0.8.53
Dovecot 2.0.13
Postfix 2.8.1
Postgres 9.0.4
gcc 4.6
LLVM/Clang 3.0 (development snapshot)
Qt 4.7.3
git 1.7.5
cmake 2.8.4
boost 1.46.1

Thanks for your help,

Alex Viskovatoff
N.B. Prashanth
Guido Berhoerster

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