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Note: These pages have been imported from the OmniTI wiki and are in the process of being converted.
Information here may not yet be correct for the Community Edition.

Setting Up A Basic Dev Environment

The default OmniOS install contains only runtime-oriented packages. It does not include a compiler, linker, system headers, etc. All of those things are available from the “omnios” publisher, so they are easy to install, but it’s not obvious what the package names are.

To get a basic build environment set up, do the following with root privileges:


Currently r151014

# pkg install developer/gcc48


Currently r151020

# pkg install developer/gcc51


Currently r151006

# pkg install developer/gcc47 system/library/math/header-math

All releases

# pkg install \
  developer/build/autoconf \
  developer/build/automake \
  developer/lexer/flex \
  developer/parser/bison \
  developer/object-file \
  developer/linker \
  developer/library/lint \
  developer/build/gnu-make \
  library/idnkit \
  library/idnkit/header-idnkit \
  system/header \

This will get you enough to build most C/C++ software.

Note that GCC installs into /opt/gcc-, so you'll need to add its “bin” directory to your path. For example, on r151020, you would add **/opt/gcc-5.1.0/bin** to your PATH.

illumos Development

If you are going to be working on upstream illumos development, take a look at the contribution process overview for more information. You might also want to bookmark the illumos developer’s guide.