[csw-maintainers] Modifying SMF dependencies

Maciej (Matchek) Blizinski maciej at opencsw.org
Wed Jul 15 13:34:32 CEST 2009

When working on syslog_ng, I came across a new problem. A system
service such as syslog, usually has some other services depending on
it. I've got into a problem in which I couldn't run rarpd together
with cswsyslog_ng, because rarpd depends on system-log, which was

Have any of you gotten around a problem "How do I automate SMF
dependency changes"? If so, do you have any code related to that?

If you haven't, what would you do? I suspect there would be svccfg
export and svccfg import involved, with XML munging along the way.
What would make the minimal dependency collection for XML modification
tools on Solaris? (I only work with Solaris 10, I fear asking about
XML processing on Solaris 8...)


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