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Oracle Solaris 11.1 Desktop Administrator's Guide     Oracle Solaris 11.1 Information Library
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1.  Administering the Oracle Solaris Desktop

2.  Managing User Preferences With GConf

3.  Customizing Menus

4.  Installing Themes

5.  Customizing Fonts

6.  Working With MIME Types

7.  Managing Screensavers

8.  Managing Sessions

9.  Overview of the Yelp Help Browser

Online Help Source Documents

Open Source Metadata Framework Files

Rarian Cataloging System

10.  Improving the Performance of the Oracle Solaris Desktop System

11.  Disabling Features in the Oracle Solaris Desktop System

12.  Working With the X Window System

A.  Hidden Directories



Rarian Cataloging System

Rarian is a document cataloging system. The primary function of Rarian is to manage the information in OMF files for the help browser. When you install an application, the OMF file is copied to the /usr/share/omf/application-name directory.

Rarian contains a hierarchy of subject categories to which a help document can belong. The subject category of the document in the OMF file determines the location of the document in the table of contents presented by the help browser.

The hierarchy of subject categories is defined in the /usr/share/librarian/Templates/lang/scrollkeeper_cl.xml file. The subject category of a document must correspond to a category specified in this file. For more information about Rarian, see the documentation installed locally at /usr/share/librarian/. Also, see the community site at

Note - If the help XML file is moved to a new location, then the location in the OMF file needs to be updated.