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Solaris m4 broken on latest 11.3 SRU

Today I’ve had to troubleshoot an issue with sendmail where the make in the config directory would create an error message like this:

Looking further at that m4 command, I can see it is causing the issue:

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VirtualBox IPS Package for Solaris 11

Some time ago I had to write a script to convert currently downloadable VirtualBox Package into IPS Packages for Solaris 11. As I found the thing really useful, I decided to setup a repository to provide everyone easy access over … Continue reading

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IPS Repository

I’ve recently been able to build two IPS repositories for Solaris 11, so I’m now sharing access to these here. The first repository concern some package that I’m using on a daily basis, so I’m just sharing them: http://mdma.igh.cnrs.fr/espix/en/catalog.shtml To … Continue reading

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Analyze System Hangs using SCAT

There are already a lot of Howto’s out there explaining how to use the SCAT tool to analyze some Solaris Crash-dumps; Although, I will try here to describe how to analyze a HANG of a system instead of a pure … Continue reading

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Solaris: Too many files open

Recently, I had to diagnose an issue where the only symptom was a failure with ‘mailx’ command from time to time, which caused the following output to be mailed instead of the expected report from a cron job: Your “cron” job … Continue reading

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