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Solaris Feed

Oracle Solaris, Solaris 10, Solaris 11 Express, Solaris 11, Oracle VM for SPARC and Illumos resources, news, and support articles.

Windows 7 client Printer Queue fails when printing to CUPS Server via IPP

A short entry, since if you have setup a cups server and you have set up the Windows 7 clients to print to it via IPP you may find the windows printer spooler some times plays up. We had this for a while with our setup and I could not find a answer. It looks like Microsoft really tries hard for it software to only work with Windows.

I bet there is code inside windows which says if talking to non-windows system add bugs!!

What’s New for Oracle Shipping Execution in R12.2.2!

Process Return Orders
Oracle Shipping Execution now supports processing of return orders for Inventory and WMS-enabled organizations. The Return to Vendor functionality available in Oracle Purchasing enables Oracle Shipping Execution users to track the status of the return orders, print shipping documents, enforce export compliance, and ship returns to vendors.

Transmit Shipment Batch Information between EBS Instance and Data Warehouse Management Systems

Oracle Linux containers

So I played a bit with docker yesterday (really cool) and as I mentioned, it uses lxc (linux containers) underneath the covers. To create an image based on OL6, I used febootstrap, which works fine but Dwight Engen pointed out that I should just use lxc-create since it does all the work for you.

Dwight's one of the major contributors to lxc. One of the things he did a while back, was adding support in lxc-create to understand how to create Oracle Linux images.

How to do Replacement for an Unrepairable Item in Depot Repair

In Depot Repair one real-life scenario is that an item that is returned for repair turns out to be unrepairable.  This often causes headaches in modelling the transactions in the Depot Repair application, because originally the item was transacted back with the expectation that it would be returned to the customer.

HCM: UK Payroll 2013/2014 Tax Year Update Customer Seminars

Attention United Kingdom Payroll Customers! 

As in previous years, Oracle UK Payroll Support is providing customer seminars on the legislative updates for completing processing for the 2013/14 tax year, implementing legislative changes, and new RTI processes from April 2014. You have the option of either a WebEx or Oracle office-based seminar.

WebEx Seminar:

Oracle Linux 6.5 and Docker

I have been following the Docker project with great interest for a little while now but never got to actually try it out at all. I found a little bit of time tonight to at least try hello world.

Since docker relies on cgroups and lxc, it should be easy with uek3. We provide official support for lxc, we are in fact a big contributor to the lxc project (shout out to Dwight Engen) and the docker website says that you need to be on 3.8 for it to just work.

DTrace and Perl from @GregoryGuillou

Grégory Guillou ( >@GregoryGuillou) has a post on using DTrace with Perl: href=""
>Custom DTrace Probes for Perl on Oracle Linux 6. He uses
libusdt developed by Chris Andrews ( href="" >@chrisandrews). Check it out!

PHP Examples in New "Oracle Linux 6 DTrace Tutorial"

My colleague, Gavin Bowe, has released a new Oracle Linux 6
DTrace Tutorial
. It is available in HTML, PDF and ePub from

Chapter 3 on "Tracing User-Space Applications" has some PHP examples.

ASCP Data Collections Analyzer

The ASCP Data Collections Analyzer (available in Doc ID 1596457.1) is a Self-Service Health-Check script which reviews the overall Footprint, analyzes the current configurations and settings for the environment providing feedback and recommendations on Best Practices.

Webcast: BI Publisher Enterprise Best Practices

Webcast: BI Publisher Enterprise Best Practices

Date:  December 10, 2013 (EMEA & APAC) & December 11, 2013 (US)

If you use BI Publisher in your implementation, then join us for this session to get a generic overview on BI Publisher Enterprise Edition.  Hear direct from a Support expert and learn from his experience in resolving customer SRs.

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