Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Building OpenJDK 11 on Solaris 11 x86_64

Following on my last blog "Building OpenJDK10 on Solaris 11" I have added instructions for OpenJDK 11 on Oracle Solaris x64 (SPARC version downloadable).

Friday, September 07, 2018

Building OpenJDK 10 on Solaris 11 x86_64

Well, as we all know Oracle are not allowing the release a binary version of Java 9,10 and may be 11 on Oracle Solaris x64 at this time (SPARC version downloadable). We can all guess why but I hope that they will release a x86 version soon.

Anyway, if you want to keep up with everyone else you can build the OpenJDK version. It builds under Oracle Solaris x64 and SPARC (saying that having problem with SPARC version at this time). Full build information is here

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Package version differences between Solaris 11.4 Beta v Solaris 11.3 SRU latest

Thought I would just do a quick comparison between the software versions of the packages in Solaris 11.4 Beta Refresh 2 ( and latest Solaris 11.3 SRU  (

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Fixes Ciphers on Apache httpd server

I thought I would just make a note of the steps to check what cipher I was running on our web server and to see how to remove any old/weak ones.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Solaris 11.4: FileZilla 3.31 builds on Solaris cleanly (nearly)

After seeing a post on twitter about building FileZilla on Solaris 11.3 I thought I would I would try it on Solaris 11.4.

I did get it working but with some "Dirty Fixes", by adding cast of "size_t" to a lot of code, but then I realised that there was a quicker fix..

Friday, April 13, 2018

Solaris 11.4: LDAP changes for ldapsearch & ldapmodify

With the release of Oracle Solaris 11.4 Beta and the move over to OpenLDAP, you will notice ldap commands have changed. To help myself and may be some others I will document the changes for reference.

Ref: Using ldapsearch to do an LDAP Search using TLS/SSL
       Updated: How to Connect Securely to LDAP using PHP
       How To Manage and Use LDAP Servers with OpenLDAP Utilities

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Solaris 11.4: Tips about Upgrading from Solaris 11.3

With the release of Oracle Solaris 11.4 Beta I am sure many have upgraded but when I tried to upgrade my Sun Ultra 24 desktop I had a few problems. This is more down to me modifying the Solaris over the years and not with Solaris 11.4.

Just checked and I installed Solaris 11 back in 20th October 2011 11:19pm.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Solaris 11.4: Setting up Sendmail / SASL to handle SMTP AUTH

With the release of Solaris 11.4 Beta we finally get SASL implementation based on the open source Cyrus SASL version 2.1.26 with a few changes. Which means that Solaris can now handle SMTP AUTH out of the box.

I have been here before with previous blog entries:
- Can Solaris 11 Sendmail / SASL handle SMTP AUTH
- Solaris 11: Setting up Sendmail / SASL to handle SMTP AUTH

Ref: Using Simple Authentication and Security Layer