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Software engineer at Sun Oracle working on the X Window System for Solaris, OpenSolaris, and Linux. Active member of the X.Org community.


Nov
21
answered What is the difference between truss -D and truss -E?
Sep
30
comment Solaris - How to see if Bash is installed
On Solaris 11 & later, instead run pkg info shell/bash.
Sep
27
comment How to update solaris 10 to be safe from shellshock bug?
They are now - see blogs.oracle.com/security/entry/security_alert_cve_2014_7169
May
31
awarded  Yearling
May
13
answered Accessing iLOM configuration from Solaris on SPARC
Mar
26
revised How to use a file as a zpool?
question focuses on zfs filesystem, not related to use of bash shell
Mar
25
suggested suggested edit on How to use a file as a zpool?
Feb
13
comment What is default shell for users in /etc/passwd for Solaris 11?
Also available online at docs.oracle.com/cd/E26502_01/html/E29042/… if you're not currently logged into a Solaris machine.
Nov
29
answered VNC Server using different GUI to localmachine?
Sep
3
comment GCC missing from Solaris 11, and server already deployed (no access to internet)
You can't download installable packages via the web ui, just files containing minimal metadata to tell the package manager to connect to the repository to download the packages. To get installable packages from the repository you need to use the pkgrecv command to grab them, but then as noted you'll have to find all the dependencies yourself and get them too. The full repository image jlliagre suggested is far less work to download.
Aug
10
comment Moving a Solaris VM from 32 to 64-bit
Solaris 11 Express always installed both 32-bit & 64-bit kernels. Solaris 11.0 (aka Solaris 11 11/11) and later dropped the 32-bit kernel and only have the 64-bit kernel now.
Aug
10
answered Gnupg library issues on Solaris 11
Jul
22
revised Solaris 10: updates and patches are free?
typo in title (patches, not pathes)
Jul
22
suggested suggested edit on Solaris 10: updates and patches are free?
May
31
awarded  Yearling
May
9
answered How can I re-install removed packages on Solaris-10?
May
5
revised Where is the central ZFS website now?
website & mailing list have now moved
Feb
19
comment Solaris: information on sparc hardware
echo $LOCALE should be echo $LANG or /usr/bin/locale - but that reports the locale/language settings you use, which aren't necessarily the system defaults (users can choose their own language). locale -a lists all the locales installed on the system.
Jan
15
comment How do I sleep for a millisecond in bash or ksh
Support for decimal arguments in Solaris sleep was added in Solaris 11. For older OS'es try installing GNU coreutils.
Dec
21
awarded  Custodian