An ultimate solaris 10 jumpstart profile

By toots, 4 years ago

solaris jumpstart

After years of pain playing with Solaris 10 Jumpstart's package clusters, I took some time to build an ultimate install profile for Solaris 10.


The available packages clusters are :

  • SUNWCrnet is Reduced Network Support Software Group. -> lack of everything, from bash to bzip
  • SUNWCreq is Core System Support Software Group. -> lack of bash, manpages...
  • SUNWCuser is End User Solaris Software Group. -> include CDE Desktop, Mozilla, etc
  • SUNWCprog is Developer Solaris Software Group. -> the same with libs and header files
  • SUNWCall is Entire Solaris Software Group. -> EVERYTHING
  • SUNWCXall is Entire Solaris Software Group Plus OEM Support. -> EVERYTHING with more drivers


I need a system where I could compile something without graphical interface! The SUNWCreq looks interesting but doesn't include o lot of usefull day-to-day administration utilities. The next package clusters include way too many things : choosing them for packages like GCC, you finish with xscreensaver and Firefox !


I've just made a profile (by reading /var/sadm/system/admin/.clustertoc) wich include only the (quite) strict minimum, with the tools that any descent admin needs :



install_type initial_install
pool rpool auto 4g 1g mirror c0t0d0s0 c0t1d0s0

# base cluster
cluster SUNWCreq
# additional clusters and packages
cluster SUNWCacc add # System accounting utilities
cluster SUNWCadm add # System And Network Administration (showrev etc)
cluster SUNWCcpc add # CPU Performance Counter driver and utilities
cluster SUNWCcry add # Supplemental cryptographic modules and libraries
cluster SUNWCfcadb add # Fibre Channel Diagnostic Macro Software
cluster SUNWCfwcmp add # Freeware Compression Utilities (bzip zip zlib gzip)
cluster SUNWCfwshl add # Freeware Shells (bash tcsh zsh)
cluster SUNWCfwutil add # Freeware Other Utilities (gpatch less rpm)
cluster SUNWCgcc add # GNU binutilis, C compiler, m4 and make
cluster SUNWCged add # Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Software
cluster SUNWCjv add # JavaVM
cluster SUNWCjvx add # JavaVM (64-bit)
cluster SUNWCldom add # Solaris Logical Domains
cluster SUNWClibusb add # wrapper for libusb; user level usb ugen library
cluster SUNWClu add # Live Upgrade Software
cluster SUNWCntp add # Network Time Protocol
cluster SUNWCopenssl add # the classical super-old Solaris OpenSSL
cluster SUNWCpd add # PCI drivers
cluster SUNWCperl add # perl5
cluster SUNWCpm add # Power Management Software
cluster SUNWCpmgr add # Patch Manager Software
cluster SUNWCpool add # core software for resource pools
cluster SUNWCptoo add # Programming tools and libraries
cluster SUNWCrcapu add # Solaris Resource Capping Daemon
cluster SUNWCsma add # Solaris Management Agent (snmpd)
cluster SUNWCsndm add # Sendmail
cluster SUNWCssh add # Secure Shell Client/Server
cluster SUNWCts add # Solaris Trusted Extensions
cluster SUNWCudf add # Universal Disk Format File System
cluster SUNWCusb add # USB drivers and header files
cluster SUNWCutf8 add # en_US.UTF-8 locale support
cluster SUNWCvld add # Sun Ethernet Vlan Utility
cluster SUNWCvol add # Volume Management
cluster SUNWCwget add # GNU wget
cluster SUNWCzone add # Solaris Zones
cluster SUNWpiclu add # PICL Framework, Libraries, and Plugin Modules
cluster SUNWsmapi add # Storage Management APIs (
cluster SUNWtlsd add # Network Security Services Development
package SUNWtnetc add # telnet client
package SUNWarc add # Lint Libraries (usr)
package SUNWarcr add # Lint Libraries (root)
package SUNWman add # On-Line Manual Pages
package SUNWdoc add # Documentation Tools
package SUNWsfwhea add # Open Source header files
package SUNWtoo add # Programming Tools
package SUNWhea add # SunOS Header Files
package SUNWxcu4 add # XCU4 Utilities
package SUNWxcu4t add # XCU4 make and sccs utilities
package SUNWxcu6 add # XCU6 Utilities
package SUNWgcmn add # gcmn - Common GNU package
package SUNWggrp add # ggrep - GNU grep utilities
package SUNWgtar add # gtar - GNU tar
package SUNWuiu8 add # Iconv modules for UTF-8 Locale
package SUNWuium add # ICONV Manual pages for UTF-8 Locale
package SUNWulcf add # UTF-8 Locale Environment Common Files
package SUNWladm add # Locale Administrator (really optional)

package SUNWGlib add # GLIB - Library of useful routines for C programming

package SUNWPython-share add # python

package SUNWPython add # python

package SUNWfss add # Fair Share Scheduler

package SUNWscpr add # /usr/ucb tools
package SUNWscpu add # /usr/ucb tools
package SUNWrsg add # needed by sshd
package SUNWgssdh add # needed by sshd
package SUNWspnego add # needed by sshd

package SUNWbind add # host&dig

package SUNWlibmr add # Math & Microtasking Library Headers & Lint Files (Root)
package SUNWlibm add # Math & Microtasking Library Headers & Lint Files (Usr)

# optional clusters and packages
#cluster SUNWCapache add # Apache 1.3.9
#cluster SUNWCapch2 add # Apache 2
#cluster SUNWCpostgr add # PostgreSQL
#cluster SUNWCpostgr-82 add # PostgreSQL 8.2
#cluster SUNWCdhcp add # DHCPv4 Services
#cluster SUNWCtcat add # Tomcat Servlet/JSP Container
#package SUNWmysqlr add # MySQL (Root)
#package SUNWmysqlu add # MySQL (User)



To be complete, after years using Sunfreeware or Blastwave packages, I discovered that Sun has made a little effort to include new GNU packages in its "Companion CD" (I used to throw it to the bin) like rsync, gawk, top, vim, nmap (and obviously GNU core utils) :

SFWaalib SFWctags SFWethrl SFWgcc2l SFWguile SFWltool SFWnmap SFWpnm2p SFWscrnbrltty SFWsquid SFWunison SFWxcpus SFWaconf SFWcurl SFWexpct SFWgcmn SFWgviz SFWlynx SFWnmh SFWprcml SFWsdic SFWsudo SFWunwin SFWxdelta SFWafio SFWcvs SFWfile SFWgd SFWimap SFWmpack SFWnpbm SFWrline SFWsdl SFWtclx SFWuudv SFWxfce SFWamake  SFWddd    SFWfltk   SFWgdb  SFWimlib SFWmpage  SFWocaml SFWrpm SFWsed SFWtdmp SFWvim SFWxmacs SFWamnda  SFWdiffu  SFWfnlib  SFWgfind SFWispel SFWmpeg   SFWoggl   SFWrsync  SFWsgrep SFWterSFWvnc SFWxmcd SFWasclk  SFWemacs  SFWftchm  SFWglob   SFWjoe  SFWmphp   SFWoslp   SFWruby SFWshar SFWtetex  SFWvorbt   SFWxmms SFWastep  SFWenscr  SFWfvwm   SFWgplot  SFWlablgtk  SFWmutt   SFWpcre   SFWrxvt   SFWslang SFWtnef   SFWw3  SFWxpdf SFWbrl    SFWespk   SFWgawk   SFWgroff  SFWlibsane  SFWmyjdb  SFWpftpd  SFWsane   SFWslrn SFWtop SFWwmkr SFWxterm SFWcoreu  SFWespks  SFWgcal   SFWgtxt   SFWlpcap SFWncur SFWplotu  SFWscrn  SFWsnort SFWungif  SFWxaw3d   SFWyasr


...All linked against our olds (but still maintened!) solaris libs, like openssl 0.9.7 :-)

And to be complete you should also check the Glassfish Webstack packages wich contain everything for a *AMP platform (Apache 2.2, lighttpd, ...)

OpenSolaris has a nice package repository but... without JET or jumpstart, at least for the moment !