Release Date: Sept 2011
In order to upgrade, you should be running OpenSolaris b134 (snv_134b), the last official OpenSolaris release published by Oracle. Upgrading from later unofficial builds or distros may work, but is unsupported.
If you are currently running OpenSolaris 2009.06 (snv_111) you can use the following commands to upgrade to build 134 (snv_134):
Please read the release notes before proceeding!
This uses the OpenIndiana snapshot of the OpenSolaris snv_134 dev repository.
pfexec pkg install SUNWipkg SUNWipkg-um SUNWipkg-guipfexec pkg set-publisher -O http://pkg.openindiana.org/legacy opensolaris.orgpfexec pkg image-update -vOnce this process completes, you should reboot into the newly created snv_134 boot environment (BE) and proceed with the instructions to upgrade to OpenIndiana.
You can upgrade an existing (x86) OpenSolaris system to OpenIndiana.
From the command line:pfexec pkg set-publisher --non-sticky opensolaris.org
pfexec pkg set-publisher -P -O http://pkg.openindiana.org/dev openindiana.org
pfexec pkg image-update -vThis will add OpenIndiana as a new boot environment (BE). You will still be able to use your previous OpenSolaris system until you remove the OpenSolaris BE or upgrade your ZFS pool to a newer version.
If your OpenSolaris b134 console was using a keyboard layout other than "qwerty" please be aware that upon booting into OpenIndiana for the first time, your keyboard layout may be reset to "qwerty".
Our package repository may experience availability issues by the content distribution network that caches downloads. If you notice hash failures or HTTP error codes, try a local OI-related repository mirror.
Please don't remove (unset) the opensolaris.org publisher at this time. Not all of the software has updates in openindiana.org.
For further details on installation and upgrading, see:
Release date: Sept 14, 2011
OpenIndiana oi_151a was released on 14th September 2011, exactly one year after our first release, oi_147! Our latest build brings a wide variety of enhancements, including being our first build based on Illumos.
For information on installing, please see Installing OpenIndiana
ISO images and Torrents are available from:
Also please see our mirror sites at http://wiki.openindiana.org/oi/Installing+or+Upgrading
ISO images can be downloaded from:
OpenIndiana oi_151a is based on a recent revision of the Illumos_gate provided by the Illumos_gate project. Notable changes to the Illumos_gate kernel and core userland since OpenIndiana's oi_148 release includes:
OpenIndiana oi_151a now includes KVM, the open source Kernel-based Virtual Machine, as a basic virtualization solution along with the QEMU package! This KVM port includes virtualization extensions for Intel VT. Using KVM, a user or system administrator can run multiple virtual machines running unmodified x86_64-based operating system images for Linux, BSD, or Windows images. Each virtual machine has private virtualized hardware: a network card, disk, graphics adapter, etc.Other important patches and changes to the Illumos_gate kernel include:
For information on using KVM, please see 7.3 KVM
A wide variety of software is now available through the Spec Files Extra repository, OI-Userland, and third-party community package management systems.
Community packages contributed and ported by other package maintainers/ISVs:
Here is a list of known issues that are still outstanding:
See https://www.illumos.org/projects/openindiana/issues for more known issues and detailed information
It should come as no surprise that this release of OpenIndiana's oi_151a contains bugs. Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions will help fix bugs and improve the quality of future releases. Please report bugs through the provided bugtracker system:
If you want to help out with bugs, the OpenIndiana bug team is always looking for help.
As a community maintained distribution, we depend on community members getting involved. There are a wide variety of ways you can help us, from blogging and talking about OpenIndiana, adding content to our wiki, through to helping us developing the operating system.
If you would like to help shape OpenIndiana, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at
get involved, the quickest way is to jump on IRC and talk to our developers directly.
You can find out more about the OpenIndiana distribution project, please see:
Note: oi_151a Release Notes originally written by Ken Mays (kmays). Please contact for any major corrections or changes.TBC - note
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