Hipster Handbook - Appendix


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Term Definition
Boomer The code name for the audio driver framework used by OpenIndiana. Its application interface is Open Sound System (OSS) 4 compatible.
Consolidation A collection of related software which has the scope of a project, historically developed by a dedicated team. OpenIndiana is composed of many consolidations.
g11n Internationalization and localization consolidation.
illumos A community maintained derivative of the OpenSolaris OS/NET (ON) source which contains core operating system components, including the kernel, drivers, and basic userland.
oi-userland A new OpenIndiana consolidation which pulls together many of the old legacy consolidations. This new consolidation greatly simplifies the development of OpenIndiana.
SFE Spec Files Extra - External 3rd party IPS repository
XNV The X-Windows consolidation.

Finding Help and Support

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Local system command line help

IPS Command Matrix

Task IPS Command apt Equivalent
Install a package pkg install apt install
Uninstall a package pkg uninstall apt remove
Update all packages pkg update apt upgrade
Search for a package pkg search apt search
Display installed packages pkg list apt list
Display package information pkg info apt show
Display package contents pkg contents dpkg-query -L
Display publisher information pkg publisher cat /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*
Add or update a publisher pkg set-publisher edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/* files
Remove a publisher pkg unset-publisher edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/* files

Developing with OpenIndiana


The book titled "Introduction to Operating Systems: A Hands-On Approach Using the OpenSolaris Project" may be a good resource for helping to complete this part of the handbook.

Questions to ask:

  • How can OI be used as a development platform?
  • What programming tools, languages, etc., are available?
  • How can OI be used to further the development of OI itself?

Software Development Testing


Need to add some guidance about how to add a test repo to test specific packages, etc.