[rescue] Solaris 10 puzzle

Mike Meredith mike at redhairy1.demon.co.uk
Fri Feb 25 12:12:34 CST 2005

On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 17:09:43 -0500, Kevin Loch wrote:
> My typical Solaris install procedure through 9 involved removing
> unnecessary stuff from /etc/rc2.d, rc3.d, rcS.d and inetd.conf.
> Which each new version there was more junk to disable, but it
> was still manageable.
> That tedious but simple procedure has been replaced by a
> remarkably more tedious and complicated procedure in
> Solaris 10.  Now we have to use svccfg or whatever it's

Try 'svccfg apply /var/svc/profile/generic_limited_net.xml'. I seem to
recall that it doesn't disable enough ... I've been in Birmingham all
week and all last week's tinkering seems to have been lost.

'svcadm disable sendmail' doesn't seem too tricky when compared with 'rm
-f /etc/rc?.d/S??sendmail'. It's kind of tricky trimming down services
as part of a custom Jumpstart ... you need to insert a custom site.xml
into the right place. Personally I've used the SMF stuff enough to
prefer it to the Unix way(*), but it takes time.

(* Although I don't like the way that different Unixes are diverging so

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