The native mechanism for the system is the service bundle. However, one can convert and import service configuration from various external formats.
A suite of
redo scripts in
/etc/system-control/convert/ are supplied for tying these altogether.
redo all in that directory will attempt to import from various external configuration formats into service bundles.
Because this mechanism detects changes to source files, it means that it only performs conversion actions when source configuration files have changed.
redo procedure is best invoked as a post-processing step after running some system utility that has changed an imported system configuration file.
Consider it a step akin to running
pwd_mkdb after editing the
master.passwd file; running
newaliases after editing the Sendmail
aliases file; or
cap_mkdb after editing termcap entries.
It is wasteful to run it at bootstrap.