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# 8  
Old 08-23-2009
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Originally Posted by JVerstry
5.11 is newer than 10, I would never have guessed, lol !!!
SunOS 5.11 is newer that SunOS 5.10, a.k.a. Solaris 10.
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svcs and svcprop do work, but svcadm and svcconf not (i.e., command not found). I have sent an email to the system administrator to get more info.
They just aren't in your PATH. /usr/sbin/svcadm and svcconf are mandatory parts of any SunOS 5.11 distribution.

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Originally Posted by JVerstry
i) /etc/rc3.d/S99myLocalService -> S99 means start late? In other words, Solaris would start this process after S98xxx files for example?
Precisely. That's the way rc scripts are ordered.
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ii) You mention the creation of stop scripts. Do I have to create 3 scripts or is one in rc3.d enough?
The usual way is to create a single script that accept start and stop as single options and link them to the files I suggested. Have a look at scripts sitting in /etc/init.d for examples.
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iii) The stop script should contain a command stopping my service correct?
It must stop the service when passed the "stop" parameted.
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iv) If I use the /etc/rc?.d do I still need to activate my service with svcadm?
No, these are alternative ways. The rc scripts are the legacy ones while SMF is the new way.
# 9  
Old 08-23-2009
svcadm and svccfg are under /usr/sbin while svcs and svcprop are und /usr/bin. root should have both pathes in the $PATH variable...
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Old 08-25-2009
Indeed this was a path issue. I can now access svcadm and svccfg properly. Thanks !

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