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.

2 comments:

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
http://www.opensolaris.org/os/community/brandz/files/SUNWlx26.xml