On Wed, 09 Jul 2008 20:14:41 -0500, Dave Uhring posted:

> On Wed, 09 Jul 2008 18:12:36 -0600, Ron Ford wrote:
>> So the list of things to download and burn is:
>> 1) Solaris Express Community Edition (SXCE)

> Go here: http://www.opensolaris.org/os/downloads/ to find the link to the
> SXCE downloads.
> b_91 was still available a few hours ago. The next release should be up
> by now if their bi-weekly schedule is anywhere close to being followed.
> The complete installation will require at least 8 GB for the root
> filesystem, a swap area equal to 1/2 of your RAM quantity plus some space
> for user's home directories in /export/home.
>> 2) The S08 patch

> That one is 120186-16; it's about 270 MB.
>> 3) ...?

> The others I have on hand are:
> duhring@einstein:/tmp/p/u$ ls
> 124864-04.zip 124869-02.zip 125062-04.zip 126498-06.zip 127002-04.zip
> 124868-05.zip 124873-04.zip 126496-02.zip 126996-03.zip 127144-03.zip
> Your CD has a number of patches on it which must be applied at the time
> you install the compiler suite before those can be applied.
> When you go to Sun's Download Center to get the SXCE image you will be
> required to register with Sun. No big thing. Make note of your login
> name and password because you will need it to access the patches which are
> available for Studio 12 and StarOffice.
> There are several ways of getting and applying the patches. If you are
> on-line with a broadband connection, then pca is my favorite method. You
> can also download the patches separately, if you know their numbers, from
> SunSolve: http://sunsolve.sun.com/show.do?target=patchpage.
> There is also a page accessible from there which will list the patches
> available for Studio 12 and StarOffice. Note that no patches will be
> available for the operating system since a whole new version of the OS
> will be made available within just a few weeks.
> Indeed, you may not even need the StarOffice patch if you wait a few days
> to get b_92 or whatever build is next available.
> pca is patch check advanced and is a PERL script available from Martin
> Paul at http://www.par.univie.ac.at/solaris/...tallation.html

Thanks, Dave, I'll see if I can't get the proper tools assembled.
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that he begins to bunch them.
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