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Latest Package Builds

Typically, we update packages for Solaris 8 – 11 for both SPARC and X86 at the same time. The latest builds for your system can be seen by selecting the link or the “+” for your operating system in the sidebar.

Below is a quick snapshot of the last 20 packages we have built:-
apache-2.4.17 Solaris 11 SPARC October 13, 2015
apache-2.4.17 Solaris 10 SPARC October 13, 2015
apache-2.4.17 Solaris 10 X86 October 13, 2015
apache-2.4.17 Solaris 11 X86 October 13, 2015
openssh-7.1p1 Solaris 8 SPARC October 9, 2015
curl-7.45.0 Solaris 10 X86 October 8, 2015
curl-7.45.0 Solaris 10 SPARC October 8, 2015
curl-7.45.0 Solaris 11 X86 October 8, 2015
curl-7.45.0 Solaris 11 SPARC October 8, 2015
apache-2.2.31 Solaris 10 X86 October 3, 2015
apache-2.2.31 Solaris 10 SPARC October 3, 2015
apache-2.2.31 Solaris 11 X86 October 3, 2015
apache-2.2.31 Solaris 11 SPARC October 3, 2015
lftp-4.6.4 Solaris 10 X86 October 1, 2015
lftp-4.6.4 Solaris 10 SPARC October 1, 2015
lftp-4.6.4 Solaris 11 X86 October 1, 2015
lftp-4.6.4 Solaris 11 SPARC October 1, 2015
parallel-20150922 Solaris 10 X86 September 26, 2015
parallel-20150922 Solaris 10 SPARC September 26, 2015
parallel-20150922 Solaris 11 X86 September 26, 2015


September 1, 2012
IPS Packages for Solaris 11 X86 now available in Alpha Test.


March 10, 2012
** Site Move ** UNIX Packages is now running on high availability cloud servers.


March 1, 2012
SPARC Solaris 2.6 packages are uploaded available for use starting today..


February 19, 2012
SVR4 style SPARC packages, built natively on Solaris 11, are now available for our Sys-Admin Premium and Corporate subscribers.


February 2, 2012
Mozilla Firefox & Thunderbird 10 builds available for OpenSolaris & Solaris 10. See the ** NEW ** Mozilla Page.


February 1, 2012
Our 10 download “FREE Trial” subscription service is no longer available for new accounts. We appreciate the positive feedback provided by our early adopters during our test and roll-out phases.


January 29, 2012
SVR4 style X86 packages, built natively on Solaris 11, are now available for our Sys-Admin Premium and Corporate subscribers. The number of packages present will grow rapidly in the next few weeks. SPARC packages will be available by the end of February. We are in the process of building our IPS Server and intend to launch our IPS service in Q1.


January 19th 2012
We have added our first Premium Packages (Apache 2.2.21 SPARC & X86)
Sys Admin Level subscribers may now download a single zip file for Apache. This zipped directory contains the application you need along with all its dependencies and a README file explaining how to install all the packages via a simple shell script and a few other files.


January 7th 2012
A new Dependency Tree feature has been added so users can see the whole list of dependencies in one screen, this ** Significantly ** simplifies and speeds up package download and installation process.


January 5th 2012
SPARC Solaris 7 packages are uploaded available for use starting today.


December 21st 2011
Mozilla Firefox & Thunderbird 9 builds available for OpenSolaris & Solaris 10. See the ** NEW ** Mozilla Page.


December 20th 2011
UNIX Packages announces its launch date – January 1st 2012. Welcome to the new year!.


December 5th 2011
SPARC & X86 Solaris 8 packages are uploaded available for use starting today.


November 28th 2011
SPARC & X86 Solaris 9 packages are uploaded available for use starting today.


October 18th 2011
We have moved our file delivery to the Amazon S3 platform to ensure high reliability/availability.


September 28th 2011
SPARC & X86 Solaris 10 packages are uploaded ready for Beta Testing that’s starting today.


September 10th 2011
SPARC Solaris 10 packages are uploaded ready for Alpha Testing by a select group of “power” users.


June 1st 2011
The core delivery platform is now complete and content is now being added.


April 2011
The Open Group grant a right to use license to UNIX Packages for the UNIX trademark.


March 2011
UNIX Packages is formed by 3 leading UNIX industry veterans.