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Solaris 10 change named bin path

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Hi, i installed Solaris 10 and found that sun changed the way how the system starts services. I installed the latest bind version from
sunfreeware via pkgadd which installs in the /usr/local/sbin dir. But by default solaris starts the shiped version which is installed in
/usr/sbin. I have tried to play arround with the svccfg with not much luck.

i am looking for some advice how to change the startup script of /network/dns/server to start my new copy instead of the old one.

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1) mv the old binary to something like bind.old
2) chmod -x bind.old
3) create a symlink in the directory where bind.old exists to the new binary in /usr/local/sbin

give that a try.
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by:AlexPonnath
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i know that but i would prefer to make the changes in the new system facility which handles all the startup's etc.
So i am looking for info on how to use "svccfg -s" etc...
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To use the newer version of BIND, you can do:

# cd /usr/sbin
# mv named named.orig
# mv named-checkconf named-checkconf.orig
# mv named-checkzone named-checkzone.orig
# cp /usr/local/sbin/named .
# cp /usr/local/sbin/named-checkconf .
# cp /usr/local/sbin/named-checkzone

then restart DNS service
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