[OpenIndiana-discuss] Enhancement to IPS (pkg)??

Joshua M. Clulow josh at sysmgr.org
Sun Oct 24 05:17:49 UTC 2010

On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 10:34 AM, Sunay Tripathi
<tripathi.sunay at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://sunaytripathi.wordpress.com/2010/10/23/solaris-as-an-open-source-alternative-to-linux/

  "The install is another story altogether, given that a large amount
of code for automatic install has not even been opensourced"

Which parts of IPS/AI aren't open?

  "Allow someone to make a non network clone of the repo (at least for
the true opensource packages including the kernel)."

You can presently create fully-fledged mirrors of the OI repository
which you can then reuse as a local network repository or add directly
to your publisher list as a file:// URI.  The "onu" update script for
Illumos makes use of file:// URIs already when updating to
locally-built nightly packages, etc.

You can also relatively easily roll an AI server without the use of
any OI-specific components (once you have a functional AI ISO, which
is also easy to create with the distribution constructor.  Some
rough-draft information about that is here:

Joshua M. Clulow
UNIX Admin/Developer

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