Sun N1 Service Provisioning System User's Guide for Linux Plug-In 2.0


The Sun N1 Service Provisioning System User's Guide for Linux Plug-in 2.0 contains information about installing, configuring, and using N1 Service Provisioning System to provision Linux RPM files.

Who Should Use This Book

The main audience for the Sun N1 Service Provisioning System User's Guide for Linux Plug-in 2.0 includes system administrators and operators of N1 Service Provisioning System software who want to be able to deploy Linux files with N1 Service Provisioning System software. These users are expected to have the following background:

Before You Read This Book

If you are not already familiar with using the N1 Service Provisioning System software, read the following books:

How This Book Is Organized

Chapter 1, Overview of Linux Plug-In provides an overview of the Linux Plug-In.

Chapter 2, Release Notes for the Linux Plug-In provides a list of installation and runtime issues.

Chapter 3, Installing and Configuring the Linux Plug-In explains how to install and configure the Linux Plug-In.

Chapter 4, Using the Linux Plug-In describes how to capture and deploy Linux RPM files and identifies the specific component types in the Linux Plug-In.

Documentation, Support, and Training

The Sun web site provides information about the following additional resources:

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P–1 Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output 

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.


What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output 

machine_name% su



Placeholder: replace with a real name or value 

The command to remove a file is rm filename.


Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized 

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX® system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.

Table P–2 Shell Prompts



C shell 


C shell for superuser 


Bourne shell and Korn shell 


Bourne shell and Korn shell for superuser