Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Skype VoIP on Solaris using BrandZ + CentOS Linux

Now that we've got a CentOS BrandZ Linux container and OSS audio drivers on Solaris, we can run Skype on the BrandZ container, and ssh -X skype. Of course, it's a lot easier if you're emulating Linux 2.6 and running CentOS 5 or some newer distribution, but let's stick to more "tested" software for the moment.

You're going to have to install the dependencies first:
# yum install libstdc++-ssa

And so on.

And you're going to have to use and older version of Skype. But no worries. At least it gets the job done.


kim0 said...

Cool stuff, didn't know old Solaris could do that :) Now, can you please show us Linux-2.6 ?

cmihai said...

For Linux 2.6 Branded Zones (so you can run RHEL/CentOS 4 or 5 or any other 2.6 kernel distro) you'll need a OpenSolaris build > SVN_72.

You'll also need