SUMMARY: Disksuite metatool problems

From: Bill Bradford <>
Date: Sun May 06 2001 - 11:53:14 EDT
Thanks to Brian Kerr and William Hathaway.  I ended up using the command-line
tools to get what I needed done, but here's the fix for the Metatool
problems (turns out the install hadnt added these lines to my inetd.conf..):

During startup of the SDS gui 'metatool', the following error                   
is printed:  "RPC:program not registered."  
The tool may come up, but sometimes the data in the tool is incorrect.                   
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The problem is probably in the '/etc/inetd.conf' file.  There are               
supposed to be two lines that are shown below.                                  
For DiskSuite 4.0 thru 4.2:                                                     
# rpc.metad                                                                     
100229/1        tli     rpc/circuit_n   wait    root                            
/usr/opt/SUNWmd/sbin/rpc.metad   rpc.metad                                      
# rpc.metamhd                                                                   
100230/1        tli     rpc/circuit_n   wait    root                            
/usr/opt/SUNWmd/sbin/rpc.metamhd rpc.metamhd                                    

For DiskSuite 4.2.1 and above:                                                  
# rpc.metad                                                                     
100229/1 tli rpc/tcp wait root /usr/sbin/rpc.metad rpc.metad                    
# rpc.metamhd                                                                   
100230/1 tli rpc/tcp wait root /usr/sbin/rpc.metamhd rpc.metamhd                
These lines normally fall at the bottom of the '/etc/inetd.conf' file. If       
lines are not there, insert the appropriate lines into the file then run the    
commands.  First find the process ID of the inetd process.                      
                # ps -ef | grep inetd                                           
Then, send a '-1' signal to the daemon which will cause it to re-read the       
file shich you just edited:                                                     
                # kill -1 <pid>                                                 
Now you can attempt to run 'metatool'.                                          

Bill Bradford
Austin, TX
Received on Sun May 6 16:53:14 2001

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