OpenSolaris 2008.11: useful packages to install

Just a list of OpenSolaris packages I often install (using the pkg install command or the Package Manager, or the “Add More Software” icon) after OpenSolaris 2008.11 installation:

Package name Contents
openoffice OpenOffice
SUNWgnome-img-editor GIMP, the image manipulation program
SUNWvncviewer VNC Viewer
SUNWtvnc Tight VNC
SUNWcurl Curl
SUNWgnome-config-editor The Gnome configuration editor
SUNWj6dev Java 6 SDK
sunstudioexpress Sun Studio (Compiler and Tools)
SUNWgcc GNU Compiler
SUNWgnome-common-devel Gnome Development Tools
SUNWapch22 Apache 2.2 web server
amp AMP (Apache, MySQL, PHP) development kit
amp-dev AMP development cluster
SUNWgnu-mc GNU Midnight Commander

For unattended zones installation, some more packages should be installed if the zone locale is not “C”: This is done in file /usr/lib/brand/ipkg/pkgcreatezone. I added the following lines after line 179:

#
# Get some locale and language packages:
#
pkglist="$pkglist SUNWloc SUNWlang-enUS"

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