Andreas Koppenhoefer writes: > > There's one notable option you didn't list: create > > /usr/foo (where 'foo' is the directory into which this software > > installs) as a writable directory within the zone. To do this, just > > use "add fs" to create either a lofs, ufs, or zfs mount. > > Right, that's another workaround we already use for SAP installations in > /usr/sap. Since SAP does not use pkg-files for installing this works fine. > Thanks for that hint - I've forgot to mention. > > Unfortunately we have some other software in pkg-format for which no > workaround fits at all.
Can you describe how this software installs? Does it install files to /usr/bin directly? If so, then I'd argue that the software isn't really Solaris-compatible, let alone compatible with Zones. See filesystem(5) -- non-OS software shouldn't be delivering to /usr/bin. If it delivers somewhere else, then I'd expect that the workaround above would solve the problem. > In these cases the only solution is reinstalling local zone or - if possible > - converting /usr from inherited to plain copy. That leaves just reinstall. -- James Carlson, KISS Network <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sun Microsystems / 1 Network Drive 71.232W Vox +1 781 442 2084 MS UBUR02-212 / Burlington MA 01803-2757 42.496N Fax +1 781 442 1677 _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list email@example.com