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Old 05-08-2018, 10:09 AM   #16
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You mean that one needs to make a dataset mountpoint explicit at creation time?
Unless it is already defined elsewhere (like /home, by default, is per the automount service, but I screwed this one up) or you can live with losing it after an update, then one does not. Otherwise, this is what the OmniOS devs proposed to me on the IRC (unless I misunderstood a lot).

Example: If you use pkgsrc in /opt, you should probably have /opt mounted separately because the next OmniOS boot environment might not have it. (I admit I have not fully understood all of it just yet, but I'm working on that.)

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I read there is a better AMD support. I am looking forward to test it on one of ours X399 motherboards with AMD threadripper.
Report back!

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Old 05-08-2018, 10:22 AM   #17
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Thanks, I will. It may take a bit, though, we are testing LW vs SBCL/CCL.

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Old 05-08-2018, 10:25 AM   #18
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I am still hoping that some day I will be able to afford a LispWorks license. It seems to be a pretty decent software. SBCL works flawlessly on OmniOS though, I was able to run one of my applications from FreeBSD without code modifications.
 
Old 05-08-2018, 10:34 AM   #19
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Nice! HobbyistDV's license is a bit high, but offers good productivity value (ie, producing GUI apps deployable as binaries).

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Old 05-08-2018, 10:36 AM   #20
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HobbyistDV has no .exe deployment AFAICS - that's why I don't want it. Not all of my users have a spare Lisp runtime on their machine. Yet!

(Or am I mixing up the editions?)

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Old 05-08-2018, 10:47 AM   #21
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You may be mixing HobbyistDV with Personal Edition.
http://www.lispworks.com/products/features.html

HobbyistDV has a compiler, and it produces GUI binaries.

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Old 05-08-2018, 10:50 AM   #22
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Holy entity, 1200 US$ per license...

Yes, I was thinking of the Personal Edition, sorry.
 
Old 05-09-2018, 12:07 PM   #23
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I have managed to install OmniOS r151026 on a custom server - AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X on X399.

Unlike OpenIndiana, installation went without a glitch.

I was able to install Awesome WM via Joyent pkgsrc:

https://imgur.com/a/sTr41E0

But could not find MATE (nor gnome or kde), like in this image.

Does anybody know how to install MATE? It seems there is no meta-package, at least not on latest pkgsrc-2018Q1.

root@omniosce:~# pkgin install mate
calculating dependencies... done.
nothing to do.

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Old 05-09-2018, 12:10 PM   #24
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Since OpenIndiana comes with MATE, it might be interesting to find out if their package repositories are public. Might break libraries though...
 
Old 05-09-2018, 12:14 PM   #25
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I have tested OI for a while, but it seems to me they are a bit different. OmniOS is more like FreeBSD or Arch, OpenIndiana more like Linux Mint. I would not like to mix repositories.

I will ask on the list as well.

Thanks.
 
Old 05-09-2018, 12:17 PM   #26
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Sorry that I can't help with that.
 
Old 05-11-2018, 11:46 PM   #27
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Your original post appeared in BSDNow, Episode 245. Very nice.

(I came to know via John D Groenveld on OmniOS-discuss)

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Old 05-11-2018, 11:53 PM   #28
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Regarding not being able to install MATE and other meta-packages via pkgsrc: that is actually a regression, as explained here, which will be fixed in 2018Q2, thanks to Jonathan Perkin at Joyent.

I was pleasantly suprised with how easy and smooth Awesome install went on OmniOS.

Xorg started the first time withouth a glitch. FreeBSD on same platform was not as agreeable.

I am looking forward to test MATE, Gnome, KDE and others on OmniOS.

OmniOS feels like a very promising foundation.

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Old 05-12-2018, 08:46 AM   #29
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Thank you for the link. It's nice to see that what I am doing is not entirely considered to be a weird thing. I would like to see more people considering to, at least, try any illumos. It needs publicity thanks to Oracle.

Also, yes, Jonathan Perkin is really doing great work. He gives me hope for illumos's future.

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Old 01-07-2019, 12:26 PM   #30
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Somehow I missed this thread when it first came out. I'm moving away from desktop Linux and considering my options in BSD/Solaris land. Even the good Linux distros (Slackware, Gentoo) are starting to wear at me. They seem like a chaotic collection of parts, rather than a cohesive whole, unlike the BSDs and Solaris.

As such, I am currently testing OpenIndiana. So far, I like it.
 
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