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We are glad to announce that Hipster 2017.10 snapshot is available.

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  • Download <ISO>.sig file from mirror
  • Run: gpg2 --verify <ISO>.sig <ISO>. You should see the following output:

    Code Block
    Warning: using insecure memory!
    gpg: Signature made 30Tue October31 Oct 2017 at 2111:5219:0040 UTCAM MSK using RSA key ID DBE31887
    gpg: Good signature from "OpenIndiana Release Engineering" [ultimate]unknown]
    Primary key fingerprint: F5E9 84E5 ADD2 9578 D45C  C1FE 3A02 1AFA DBE3 1887

    If the output includes:

    gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
    gpg:          There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.

    the signature is still correct.

General system changes

Xorg was updated to 1.19.5 (Note, that if you run OI as VirtualBox guest, you should switch to vesa driver, as latest VirtualBox guest additions (currently 5.1.30 or 5.2.0) don't provide Solaris xorg drivers for Xorg 1.19). An issue causing Xorg being launched as root was fixed.


IIIM (Internet/Intranet Input Method Framework) is not delivered by default on GUI image (IBus is shipped instead) and will be removed soon. Installer was reworked to configure XKB for switching keyboard layouts in Mate (when it is installed). US layout is always the default one. Additional layout is selected based on chosen language.

Text installer now can perform basic OpenIndiana installation to existing ZFS pool (for example, in parallel to existing OpenIndiana installation). The option is considered advanced and should be used with care, but allows you to install minimal OI system to existing pool. To use it, press F3 F5 on 'Welcome' screen.

Cluster suite was updated.


We've started to remove Gnome 2 components applications and libraries, be . Be warned , if (by some strange reason) you still haven't switched to Mate.


  • PostgreSQL 10 was added, PostgreSQL 9.4-9.6 were updated to latest minor versions. PostgreSQL 9.3 was removed (9.4 is the default one now).

  • MongoDB 3.4 was updated to 3.4.9, several portability fixes were added.

  • MariaDB 10.1, Percona Server 5.6,5.7 were updated to latest minor versions. Percona Server 5.5 and MariaDB 5.5 were removed.

  • Cluster suite was updated and is 64-bit only now (corosync 2.4.2, resource-agents 4.0.1, pacemaker 1.1.17, pcs 0.9.159, cmrsh 3.0.1)

  • NodeJS 8 was added, NodeJS 7 and 6 were updated to latest minor versions.

  • Net-snmp was updated to ABI-incompatible version 5.7.3. All dependent packages should be recompiled.
  • OpenVPN was updated to 2.4.3.

  • ISC Bind was updated to 9.10.6
  • ISC DHCP server was updated to 4.3.5
  • Squid was updated to 3.5.27
  • Nginx was updated to 1.13.6
  • Apache 2.4 was updated to 2.4.29. Apache 2.2 was removed.
  • Lighttpd was updated to 1.4.46
  • Postfix was updated to 3.1.6.
  • Samba was updated to 4.4.16

  • GeoIP was updated to 1.6.11. geoip-database shipping GeoIP databases was added

  • Nodejs was updated to 0.12.18, 6.11.5, 7.10.1 and 8.8.1

A lot of other bug fixes and minor software updates included.

As always, we are proud to deliver to you latest illumos-gate bits (2727bb055f).