The manifest class automatically installs and uninstalls SMF (Service Management Facility) services associated with an SMF manifest. If you are not familiar with SMF, see Chapter 17, Managing Services (Overview), in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration for information about how to use SMF to manage services.
All service manifests within packages should be identified with the class manifest. Class action scripts that install and remove service manifests are included in the packaging subsystem. When pkgadd(1M) is invoked, the service manifest is imported. When pkgrm(1M) is invoked, instances in the service manifest that are disabled are deleted. Any services in the manifest that have no remaining instances are also deleted. If the -R option is supplied to pkgadd(1M) or pkgrm(1M), these service manifest actions will be done when the system is next rebooted with that alternate root path.
The following portion of code from a package information file shows the use of the manifest class.
# packaging files i pkginfo i copyright i depend i preinstall i postinstall i i.manifest i r.manifest # # source locations relative to the prototype file # d none var 0755 root sys d none var/svc 0755 root sys d none var/svc/manifest 0755 root sys d none var/svc/manifest/network 0755 root sys d none var/svc/manifest/network/rpc 0755 root sys f manifest var/svc/manifest/network/rpc/smserver.xml 0444 root sys