Wed. Jul 15th, 2020

Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU21 releases: Unix operating system

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Solaris is a Unix operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems. It superseded their earlier SunOS in 1993. In 2010, after the Sun acquisition by Oracle, it was renamed Oracle Solaris.

Solaris is known for its scalability, especially on SPARC systems, and for originating many innovative features such as DTrace, ZFS and Time Slider. Solaris supports SPARC and x86-64 workstations and servers from Oracle and other vendors. Solaris is registered as compliant with the Single UNIX Specification. via_Wiki

Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU21 was released.


This SRU introduces the following new features and components:

  • New driver/network/ethernet/mlxne package to support Mellanox ConnectX-4 and ConnectX-5 100Gb ethernet devices. Note that this driver does not support SR-IOV, but instead only supports “bare metal”. ConnectX-6 devices are not yet supported.
  • Solaris printing has been updated to use cups-2.3.1, cups-filters-1.25.11, ghostscript-9.27, hplip-3.19.5 & gutenprint-5.2.13 in place of the outdated cups-1.4.5 software. Details on migrating to this latest printer software are in doc 2664326.1.
  • fribidi
  • libsass and sassc
  • libdazzle
  • mallard-ducktype
  • cidfmap for japanese fonts added
  • dbus-python for Python 3.7