Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 1st Nov 2007 07:55 UTC, submitted by binarycrusader
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The first milestone of Project Indiana (part of the OpenSolaris.org community) is now available - called "OpenSolaris Developer Preview." The OpenSolaris Developer Preview is the first milestone of Project Indiana. It is a single CD combined live/install image: a core operating system, kernel, system libraries, a desktop environment and a package management system. It is not a final release and is intended for developers to try, test, and provide feedback. Get your copy now.
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no easy way to have console only setup
by rhavenn on Thu 1st Nov 2007 19:29 UTC
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2006-05-12

My big beef with Solaris / OpenSolaris is that it is almost impossible for a Solaris newb (experienced Linux / FreeBSD admin) to get a working console only server that can actually do anything. It's impossible to find the right package name for man pages without resorting to Google and everything has dependencies on X, etc...

I really don't understand why Solaris can't do a "default" install with man pages and not have all these crazy ass dependencies on X. BSD can define a "without_X11" variable so no ports or dependencies that rely on X are installed.

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