Solaris 11 Express support
My NAS box runs Solaris 11 Express for the ZFS file system and I'd love to be able to run Bliss as a service on the box itself, but when I try it says "SunOS not supported". Any chance of getting support? I'm happy to help debug if required.
This feature has now been released: http://www.blisshq.com/music-library-management-blog/2011/09/27/new-release-20110922/index.html
I’ve just changed it so platforms without a file notification hook (such as Solaris right now) will still work, but only manually. You will have to press the rescan button for bliss to assess changes to your music files.
Would you have time to write this up, step-by-step Richard? I'd like to add it to the blog.
Richard Rudd commented
Working on my Solaris server a treat now ;-)
Only needed to create the Service Manifest (SMF) that starts & stops the service which I was able to easily create with a neat tool called Manifold (http://code.google.com/p/manifold/)
Setup is basically, create a user to run Bliss as and make sure that user has persmission to modify your music (I create a user called bliss), install Bliss using the installer (I installed into the users home directory /home/bliss). Create the SMF using Manifold, install it and enable the service. Connect to the http port and configure your settings in Bliss and hey presto away it goes. Just need to connect and hit the rescan button now when ever I add new music.
The event counter - do you mean "1-12 of 12 activities"? That's the case on all builds and is the same for the album and artist pages too.
Good to hear it's working. If you get the daemon scripts working and the 'smf manifest' together (must admit I don't know what that is!) would you like to write a guest post about it on the blog?
Richard Rudd commented
Installed on my Solaris 11 Express server and all seems to be running fine, I've scanned my music library (1378 albums) and done a few corrections on some new additions. Not too worried about having to hit the rescan button occasionally to get it to refresh.
Only minor thing that doesn't seem to work is the event counter on the activity page, which only refreshes after hitting the browser refresh. No big deal though.
Now I just need to write a quick start/stop/reload script and create the smf manifest so I can run bliss as a service.
Thanks v.much for implementing this! Awesome customer support ;-)
Sure, I'd like help get bliss running on Solaris. I'll take a look at where the error message comes from.
In the meantime, does inotify work on Solaris? This is what bliss uses for file update notifications.