Hi Menno,

That's what I was looking for.  Thanks!

John

On Oct 12, 2008, at 1:47 AM, Menno Lageman wrote:

> On 10/12/08 01:14, John Stanford wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I recently tried to use zonemgr 1.8.1 to install a whole root zone  
>> (for a database) on nv_98, and it errored out:
>> -bash-3.2# ./zonemgr-1.8.1.sh -a add -t w -n ultra1z3 -z "/zones" - 
>> P "extrap01ate" -I "192.168.1.203|skge0|24|ultra1z3"
>> Checking to see if the zone IP address (192.168.1.203) is already  
>> in use...IP is available.
>> On line 4 of /root/.zonemgr/zone1197:
>> remove inherit-pkg-dir: No such resource with that id
>> Error: Error configuring ultra1z3, return value: 0
>> Use -h flag to see proper usage or -l flag to see the license.
> [...]
>> It appears that something has changed since Sol10 (and maybe  
>> earlier versions of OpenSolaris with the way the default zone spec  
>> is defined.  Here is the config from a sparse zone created with  
>> zonemgr using "-t s":
>> -bash-3.2# zonecfg -z ultra1z1 info
>> zonename: ultra1z1
>> zonepath: /zones/ultra1z1
>> brand: ipkg   autoboot: true
>> bootargs: pool: limitpriv: scheduling-class: ip-type: shared
>> net:
>>      address: 192.168.1.201/24
>>      physical: skge0
>>      defrouter not specified
>> attr:
>>      name: comment
>>      type: string
>>      value: "Zone ultra1z1"
>> -bash-3.2# So, two questions:
>> 1) What has changed between Solaris 10 and nv_98 (relevant to this  
>> issue of course)?
>
> John,
>
> OpenSolaris 2008.05 has introduced a new zone brand, ipkg, which is  
> different from the native zones in Solaris 10. (I'm not familiar  
> with Zone Manager, so I don't know if it supports ipkg zones.)
>
>> 2) Since I don't have any inherit_pkg_dir entries when I use the "- 
>> t s" argument, am I creating a full zone by default?
>
> No, the ipkg brand has no concept of sparse root or whole root  
> zones. ipkg zones are not sparse, but still smaller than the  
> traditional whole root zones in Solaris 10. See Dan Price's Field  
> Guide to Zones in OpenSolaris 2008.05 (http://blogs.sun.com/dp/date/20080512 
> ) for more information.
>
> Menno
> -- 
> Menno Lageman - Sun Microsystems - http://blogs.sun.com/menno

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