Jump to content
jlc

Nexenta Alpha 5 released!

Recommended Posts

I just upgaded my 4 box to 5 with apt-get upgrade/dist-upgrade which took it from opensolaris build 36-40 which is pretty cool!

 

Anyone that wants to try some of the cool stuff in solaris but like apt-get ala debian/ubuntu than you should check it out :)

 

http://www.gnusolaris.org/gswiki/Download

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All I have to say is WOW!

 

This is very responsive desktop, solaris kernel/dtrace/zfs........ love it!

 

Biggest downside that I like to play in is zones and they don't have support for it :(

 

f-spot doesn't work, missing dbus-sharp, but the dir is still updating with packages.

 

http://www.gnusolaris.org/dapper.status

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
How is driver support on Solaris?

 

Good, not as good as Linux, but all my hardware has worked :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And would you need to recompile all the software (not in the repos) or would software wich runs on normal dapper/debian linux also run

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
And would you need to recompile all the software (not in the repos) or would software wich runs on normal dapper/debian linux also run

 

You would need to recomple, but pretty much everything is there, or getting there...

 

Normal packages available in APT repository: 11882

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

nexenta was looking really good, i loved the setup of the installer and how it utilised screen to provide a terminal and bastet - bastard tetris.

 

nice setup, looks good, seems to work well. but I was dissappointed by the lack of any evident power managment or wpa support. without either of these, it's not much use on my test box - my laptop. There was no documentation for either on the website, none evident in the distro, and I found no packages to provide either in it's repositories.

 

Looks like it's back to linux again.

 

James

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I should have mentioned that zones have been avaialble and I have used them and they work, cheers Dev's :)

 

http://www.gnusolaris.org/gswiki/ErastBenson/Nexenta_Zones

 

Package count: APT repository: 12007

... in addition one could run any native Solaris binaries and applications just fine!

 

That might sound like much to most, but if you run Solaris regulary like I do than its very awesome!!!

 

 

 

 

I don't put much stock in distrowatch counter, however this is pretty cool

 

http://uadmin.blogspot.com/2006/07/nexenta...lar-distro.html

 

little review:

 

http://hip2b2.yutivo.org/2006/07/10/nexent...ubuntu-userland

 

 

 

Somebody here should install this and review it from a new users percpective that has never touched Solaris or not much anyway.....artic.... ;) ;)

 

 

 

Oh, ipy mentioned docs which is true, not a lot there, however you can always look here:

 

http://www.opensolaris.org/os/

Communitys and Projects

 

or look at ubuntu/debian docs

 

Kind of depends on what kind of docs you need I guess.

 

Also, I would run *unstable* to get the latest greatest and goodies, you are running an Alpha so why not eh?

Edited by jlc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As discussed in a PM: I will take a look at Nexenta soon and write my typical rant later.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

jlc, are the commands and directory structure of nexenta and the pure Solaris OS the same or there is a slight difference.. or this nexenta is just like linux, but just uses different kernel.. ?

 

Im asking coz, I might encounter a pure solaris system which I have'nt yet as presently...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just burned the live-CD and I am posting from it now. First comments: It detects most if not all of my hardware o far but this live-CD is

 

 

s l o o o o o w. :D

 

 

 

Let|s hope that the full install is faster. If not, you will read my review not before christmas eve. :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jlc, are the commands and directory structure of nexenta and the pure Solaris OS the same or there is a slight difference.. or this nexenta is just like linux, but just uses different kernel.. ?

 

Im asking coz, I might encounter a pure solaris system which I have'nt yet as presently...

 

Pretty much the same, System 5 type stuff, same dir structure (for the most part) and commands and stuff. Some things will be different, kind of like going from one distro to the next.

 

I just burned the live-CD and I am posting from it now. First comments: It detects most if not all of my hardware o far but this live-CD is

 

 

s l o o o o o w. :D

 

 

 

Let|s hope that the full install is faster. If not, you will read my review not before christmas eve. :lol:

 

 

LiveCD's are never good for performance comparison of how something will run imo :)

 

 

Just install it and see how it does :P

Edited by jlc

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

erk.. default install has these open ports..

 

PORT STATE SERVICE

22/tcp open ssh

23/tcp open telnet

25/tcp open smtp

111/tcp open rpcbind

139/tcp open netbios-ssn

445/tcp open microsoft-ds

587/tcp open submission

4045/tcp open lockd

 

wow, when opening the services settings... so many services are running.. I really have to read more about its docu...

.

.

ok, not only am lost because its gnome... but because its not linux.. its solaris :huh:

Edited by aioshin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...