I have a few service errors at startup on an opensolaris installation that I keep put off fixing since I would need to figure out the line commands again. Is there an easier to use front end?

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The OpenSolaris package repository includes an administration GUI called Visual Panels you can install by running pkg install OSOLvpanels and then it will appear under the System->Administration menu in GNOME as "Services" or you can start it with the command vp svcs.

  • It looks like it is useful for checking status, stopping and starting. It would be nice if it could be used to add service and adjust them as necessary.
    – Blake
    Aug 21, 2010 at 4:07

Go for manifold, it helps you configure the manifest and writes manifest xml file on behalf of you. http://chrismiles.livejournal.com/26279.html

Also, cheatsheet is at http://www.cuddletech.com/blog/pivot/entry.php?id=182

Zenity, a nice GUI tool for managing the services from graphical console. http://blogs.oracle.com/darren/entry/i_recently_saw_a_libcurses

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