Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in Oracle Solaris 11

 

Oracle is working to ensure that the strength of the Oracle Solaris Operating System is complemented by a collection of popular, freely available software. This freeware includes open source and other third party components including utilities, services, productivity tools, and developer tools. With Oracle Solaris 11, users can conveniently leverage software shared on the Internet.

The top tier of free and open source software in Oracle Solaris 11 is fully supported per the terms of Oracle's Premier Support for Oracle Solaris. The list of open source software fully supported for Oracle Solaris 11 follows.

Apache httpd 2.2  
bash 
bind
bzip2
coreutils  
cups
ghostscript
GNU tar
gzip
ISC DHCP
IP Filter 
ksh93
net-snmp
ntp-dev
OFED-rds-tools
openssl
openssl-fips
pam_pkcs
ProFTPD
quagga
Samba
sendmail
Unzip
vim
 
This list may not be up to date. For the most current list and support policy log in to My Oracle Support support.oracle.com and search for Knowledge Article ID 1400676.1

In addition to the components listed above there are over a thousand open source libraries and utilities included in Oracle Solaris 11.1. They are supported as described in the Knowledge Article referenced above.

These additional FOSS offerings in Oracle Solaris 11.1 can be categorized as follows: 

Utilities
emacs
gawk
gzip
rsync
snort
wget
wireshark
zip
Total ~170 utilities
 
Desktop
evince
Firefox
gedit
gimp
pidgin
rdesktop
Thunderbird
Total ~300 desktop components
                          
Developer Tools
gcc
mercurial
Perl
Python
Ruby
subversion
+ dozens of FOSS libraries
Total of ~300 developer components
 
Services
Berkeley DB
cups
memcached
MySQL
tomcat
squid
Total of ~30 major services and X windows (~250 components), Internationalization (~80), Drivers (~40), GRUB, and others.

To search for  a specific utility, library or other FOSS offering, go to pkg.oracle.com and use the search facility. Clicking on the package name in the results of your search will bring up a short description of the package as well as the license associated with it.

For more detail on the specific FOSS packages, see the Free and Open Source in Oracle Solaris 11.1 blog.

Oracle Solaris 11.1 release and branch are numbered 0.5.11-0.175.1.0.0.24.2
For more information on interpreting the version numbering, see the 2nd paragraph of the blog Oracle Solaris 11.1 Security Lab.

The official document that explains the meaning of all the digits in the release identifier is found in My Oracle Support Knowledge Document #1378134.1

See also Oracle Solaris 10 FOSS page.

 

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