Call For Testing: KPTI images and repository available

In a joint announcement with SmartOS and OmniOSce, we are pleased to call for testing the illumos KPTI implementation by Alex Wilson, John Levon, and Robert Mustacchi at Joyent; read the full story at https://blog.cooperi.net/a-long-two-months. Our contribution to this testing phase consists of Live Install images (GUI and Minimal Text) Read More …

Call for testing: gcc 6.4.0-built repository available

Hi everyone, we are happy to announce that a repository containing all the oi-userland packages built with gcc 6.4.0 is now available for testing. The repository is located at: http://pkg.openindiana.org/gcc-6/ It is synchronized with the latest oi-userland bits and contains some minor updates. While these packages have been tested for Read More …

Virtualbox video driver compatible with Xorg 1.19.5 available

We just merged a pull-request to provide the Xorg driver for Virtualbox compatible with Xorg 1.19 since the official Guest Additions only supports Xorg up to 1.18 for illumos distributions. The driver was compiled from the VirtualBox 5.2.0 source.   The package x11/server/xorg/driver/xorg-video-vboxvideo is now available in the repository. It Read More …

Issues with loader leading to unbootable systems

A bug was found in the illumos bootloader that resulted in the inability to boot after updating Openindiana Hipster on MBR disk installs. The problem with booting is solved by updating to OI Hipster osnet-incorporation 0.5.11-2017.0.0.16205 (2017-02-25_1202) with system/boot/loader 1.1-2017.0.0.16205 (2017-02-25_1228) and upwards and reinstalling boot blocks. Here are some Read More …