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Introduction to the Oracle Solaris 11 Developer Environment     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  Introduction

Installation and Configuration

Installing the OS

Image Packaging System

Starting the Package Manager

Introduction to Boot Environments

Distribution Constructor

Required Packages

Frequently Used Applications

Tools for Web Server Development

Versioning Software

Isolating Your Development Work

Building Applications in the Oracle Solaris OS

Oracle Solaris Developer Tools

Using the Runtime Linker and Link Editor

Kernel-Level Debugging

Using the Oracle Solaris Studio Tools

Tools for Multithreaded Programming

Using the NetBeans IDE

Oracle Message Passing Toolkit

Packaging Applications for the Oracle Solaris OS

Dynamic Tracing

Writing Java Programs for the Oracle Solaris OS

Installing Java in This Release

Deploying Your Application

Frequently Used Applications

The following applications are available as packages in the Oracle release repository. Use the Package Manager or the pkg install command at the command–line to download and install the packages. The following table lists name of the applications and the corresponding package name as found in the repository.

Table 1-1 Package Names for Commonly Used Applications

Package Name
Apache Web Server V 2.2
GNOME text editor
developer/java/jdk. See Installing Java in This Release.
Python 2.6 – Enhanced Interactive Python Shell

Note - Multiple versions of Python can be installed on the system. Check the repository for the available versions.

Modular Debugger
Perl – Perl 5.12
Vim editor
BlueFish – A powerful editor for experienced web designers
GNU C Compiler Version 3
GNU C Compiler Version 4.5

Note - C, C++, Fortran, GNU, and Objective C compilers are included in this package.

GNU Automake 1.10

Note - Multiple versions are available in the repository. For the Oracle Solaris 11.1 release, Automake 1.11 is available in the repository.


For the Oracle Solaris 11.1 release: developer/build/automake111

PHP – PHP Web Server 5.2

Extension module packages such as the PHP server module for Apache and memcached are available in the repository

System Header Files

Note - The system header files have traditionally been bundled with the Oracle Solaris OS. However , you will need to download the files from the repository when using the Oracle Solaris 11 OS.