Solaris applications & packages
Downloads for over 21,000 open source packages for Solaris 2.5 thru Solaris 11
To the No.1 archive of pre-compiled open source applications and packages for Sun Solaris, including favorites such as apache, mysql, php, gcc, Mozilla Firefox & Thunderbird. Mozilla Freeware Download Page
With 20 years of experience compiling FOSS applications for Solaris, we have created a new company and website to better access and expand our 21,000 strong archive of UNIX application and source code files. For example we now have more than 600 Solaris 11 SVR4 packages! In addition, we now also provide application support and consulting services for all our packages.
Our current packages are reviewed and updated daily, we accept new package and update requests via our Package Request Form.
Before you use any of the programs here, PLEASE read the support documents in the menu above, especially the Downloading/Installation, and FAQ links. You will save yourself a lot of time and email if you know what to do with the resources here before you download anything.
Visit our News Page to read the latest goings on at UNIX Packages and see a simple list of new packages recently added to our archive.
Bind released the following advisory Specially crafted DNS data can cause a lockup in named. (CVE-2012-5166) on October 9, 2012. bind-9.9.2-P1, is available for download on this site, addressing this new issue.
I have found your service to be very helpful and time saving. Not just in providing compiled programs, but also in the listing all the depends (and having them) that make your site work so well.
Thanks to all involved in UNIX Packages for a GREAT service and bring all this together.
Alpha Comm. Dev. Corp. & Alpha Institute
I just wanted to say a big thank you for providing such a great service in providing pre-built Solaris packages. It has saved us countless hours of time and effort over building them ourselves.
Your response to our support request to quickly build new images of bind to address the latest serious security vulnerabilities was very much appreciated. It is so great to find a company that not only cares about great customer support but delivers the same. Please keep up the outstanding work.
Senior Technical Application Architect
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Steve E, Atlanta
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Christopher Morris, Sabre Holdings
I have appreciated SunFreeWare’s offerings for many years — when I first picked up Solaris administration over 10 years ago I was given the sage advice, “don’t install any pre-made packages unless they come from SFW.”
UNIX Packages’ quick response to software releases allows me to keep critical services up-to-date with the latest security updates. It is an invaluable tool for me privately and professionally with its commitment to customers, know-how, and ever-expanding array of ready-to-install Solaris software.
Alan W. Rateliff, II – Independent Technology Consultant and Administrator
We have to support one customer on Solaris while most of our work is on Linux.
Your Solaris packages of open-source software have been saving us countless hours for many years now.
Anyone who might doubt this should try compiling Wireshark and its ~35 dependencies from scratch and see how that goes…
Thank you and please keep up the great work!
The quality of the binaries is extremely high, and there is no point in compiling yourself given the amount of time I would have to invest understanding all the dependencies of the source files. Without your pre-compiled package the Solaris platform would be dead.
Dr. Björn S. Schmekel – Senior Lecturer & Network and Systems Administration – Hamburg
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Steve – Lead Unix System Engineer – Louisville, CO