There is an infamous quote that goes by:
XML is like violence. If it doesn’t solve your problems, you are not using enough.
It’s only a pity that the guys working on the new OpenSolaris Automated installer have either not heard of it or are either fraking morons. I mean I really can’t explain a good reason that they have replaced something like:
# wc -l ramu/sysidcfg
# wc -l profiles/default
20 lines of simple and easy to edit text with:
# wc -l *
And I will be kind enough not to comment on IPS; not now at least.