Solaris 11 FOSS

This is a further reminder about Solaris 11.3 and Free and Open Source Software.

While setting up some new servers, I noticed that most of the reference docs point to all the FOSS available for Solaris 11.3 through IPS. Some further investigation reveals that some of this is woefully out of date however.

To avoid building almost all my software from source, its best to have a look at the communities out there:

  • OpenCSW: a volunteer effort to provide more up to date packages for Solaris 10 and Solaris 11
  • NetBSD packages - used by SmartOS

Fri 13 May 2016