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Solaris 11.1 Using Wget for Oracle Software Downloads

Following is my notes on several Solaris 11 procedures.  I just bunched it together but you may just need one of them and most unlikely all of them at the same time.

** Of course you need to comply with Oracle licensing when downloading software and need an OTN account.

Index

  1. Using wget to download a support patch from Oracle support site.
  2. Installing a package in Solaris 11 but no Solaris 11 repo access and incremental repo shows dependency failures.  Meaning we need a full repo also to meet dependencies.
  3. Downloading with wget from Oracle Edelivery using cookies.

1. Downloading from Oracle support using wget.

(In this example I grabbed Solaris 11.1 SRU 19.6)

Patch 18746419: ORACLE SOLARIS 11.1.19.6.0 REPO ISO IMAGE (SPARC/X86 (64-BIT))

oracle_wget_option

Download the “WGET Options” file at the bottom.  Set your password in the script and run the script.

# grep ^SSO_P wgetsru19.6.sh
SSO_PASSWORD=

Inside the wget script the actual wget will look something like this:

$WGET --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0" --load-cookies=$COOKIE_FILE --save-cookies=$COOKIE_FILE --keep-session-cookies "https://updates.oracle.com/Orion/Services/download/p18746419_1100_SOLARIS64.zip?aru=17658104&patch_file=p18746419_1100_SOLARIS64.zip" -O $OUTPUT_DIR/p18746419_1100_SOLARIS64.zip

 

  1. Installing a package in Solaris 11

    Keeping in mind I have no Solaris 11 online repo access and using only the incremental repo shows dependency failures.  Meaning we need a full repo (either online or iso) to meet dependencies.

I was trying to install VNC server and in my case I only had the SRU 19.6 incremental CD repo to work with.  So I had to go get the full repo also to satisfy dependencies.

# lofiadm -a /software/solaris/sol-11_1_18_5_0-incr-repo.iso
/dev/lofi/1
# mount -o ro -F hsfs /dev/lofi/1 /mnt
# pkg set-publisher -g file:///mnt/repo solaris
# pkg publisher
PUBLISHER      TYPE      STATUS P    LOCATION
solaris        origin    online F    file:///mnt/repo/
# pkg install pkg:/x11/server/xvnc@1.1.0-0.175.1.17.0.3.1348
Creating Plan (Solver setup): /
pkg install: No matching version of x11/server/xvnc can be installed:
Reject: pkg://solaris/x11/server/xvnc@1.1.0,5.11-0.175.1.17.0.3.1348:20140221T230347Z
Reason: A version for 'require' dependency on pkg:/x11/keyboard/xkbcomp cannot be found

Normally you can at this point just add the Oracle online server repo from pkg.oracle.com.  But in my case this specific host is firewalled off and no http outbound access allowed.  If you did have http outbound you could end up with below and it should work:

# pkg publisher
PUBLISHER                   TYPE     STATUS P LOCATION
solaris                     origin   online F file:///mnt/repo/
solaris                     origin   online F http://pkg.oracle.com/solaris/release/

 

  1. A) Downloading with wget from Oracle Edelivery using cookies.

 I am proceeding to download the following full repo.  You can also download this in a browser but I did not want to download to my desktop and turn around and upload through a VPN connection so I wanted wget to download straight to the server.

** More on cookies and edelivery here: http://www.pythian.com/blog/how-to-download-oracle-software-using-wget-or-curl/

Files are here: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/downloads/index.html

solaris11_full_repo

# wget --load-cookies=./cookies.txt --no-check-certificate "http://download.oracle.com/otn/solaris/11_1/sol-11_1-repo-full.iso-a"

# wget --load-cookies=./cookies.txt --no-check-certificate <a href="http://download.oracle.com/otn/solaris/11_1/sol-11_1-repo-full.iso-b">http://download.oracle.com/otn/solaris/11_1/sol-11_1-repo-full.iso-b</a>

# cat sol-11_1-repo-full.iso-a sol-11_1-repo-full.iso-b &gt; sol-11_1-repo-full.iso

 

3. B) Now let’s install the software

# lofiadm -a /software/solaris/sol-11_1-repo-full.iso
/dev/lofi/2
# mount -o ro -F hsfs /dev/lofi/2 /sol11
# ls /sol11/
COPYRIGHT  NOTICES    README     repo
# pkg set-publisher -g file:///sol11/repo solaris
# pkg publisher
PUBLISHER                   TYPE     STATUS P LOCATION
solaris                     origin   online F file:///mnt/repo/
solaris                     origin   online F file:///sol11/repo/

# pkg install pkg:/x11/server/xvnc@1.1.0-0.175.1.17.0.3.1348
Packages to install: 35
Create boot environment: No
Create backup boot environment: No
Services to change:  5

DOWNLOAD                                PKGS         FILES    XFER (MB)   SPEED
Completed                              35/35     2305/2305    26.2/26.2    0B/s

PHASE                                          ITEMS
Installing new actions                     3341/3341
Updating package state database                 Done
Updating image state                            Done
Creating fast lookup database                   Done

# pkg unset-publisher solaris
# pkg publisher
PUBLISHER                   TYPE     STATUS P LOCATION
# umount /sol11/
# rmdir /sol11/
# umount /mnt
# lofiadm -d /dev/lofi/2
# lofiadm -d /dev/lofi/1

 

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