[OpenIndiana-discuss] where does oi stand with illumos

Harry Putnam reader at newsguy.com
Fri Mar 28 23:53:01 UTC 2014

Bob Friesenhahn <bfriesen at simple.dallas.tx.us> writes:

> On Fri, 28 Mar 2014, Harry Putnam wrote:
>> When one uses the software manager gui to do a upgrade, on an os
>> installed from oi-dev-151a8*.iso, I see the 'Publisher defaults to
>> openindiana.org/dev. So does an upgrade involve pulling stuff from
>> illumos-gate?
> No.  OpenIndiana is entirely independent of Illumos.
>> I think I'm not grasping the idea here.  Sorry if I seem pretty dense.
>> The fact is, I am pretty dense....
>> Is illumos a stand alone operating system?
> Only sort of.  While it is the core of the operating system, it is not
> an installable OS in the normal sense.  Probably it could be made to
> boot and run by someone who knows how to do that.
>> When one installs from an oi-dev-151a8-live-x86.iso is one installing
>> both illumos and a sort of wrapper of oi?
>> It does say 'powered by illumos'
> The OpenIndiana team uses source code from Illumos to create the core
> operating system but adds huge amounts of packages and an installer on
> top of it.

OK, I think I'm catching on... thanks

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