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# 8  
Old 08-23-2009
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.
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.

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.
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.
iii) The stop script should contain a command stopping my service correct?
It must stop the service when passed the "stop" parameted.
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...
# 10  
Old 08-25-2009
Indeed this was a path issue. I can now access svcadm and svccfg properly. Thanks !
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