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Script to rebuild the Small-Footprint CIM Broker (sfcb) class repository


sfcbrepos [options]


sfcbrepos rebuilds the sfcb class repository from the staging files. Rebuilding is done offline and the sfcb CIMOM must be restarted for changes to take effect.


Supported command line options are:

-c schemadir

Path to obtain the CIM Schema classes. Default is /usr/share/mof/cim-current

-s stagingdir

Path to sfcb staging area containing class MOFs and registration files Default is /var/lib/sfcb/stage

-r registrationdir

Path to the sfcb registration directory, containing the root of the class repository directory tree.  Default is /var/lib/sfcb/registration


Force option. Without this option you will be prompted to confirm creating a  new class repository (and delete the old one). Setting this option will rebuild the new sfcb repository without prompting.


Do not migrate instances from previous repository

-b backendopts

Set special backend options for sfcbmof.  Valid options are: P32 - compile  for PowerPC target; Q - skip all string qualifiers in output file; q - skip  selected qualifiers (ArrayType, Deprecated, Description, MappingString, PUnit, UmlPackagePath, Units,  Version, ValueMap, and Values) in output file.  Note: eliminating qualifiers will often significantly reduce the size of the class repository.

-X platform

Alias of -b

-t format

The format for the class repository. sf for reduced-size repositories read by  ClassProviderSf. std for standard repositories read by either ClassProviderSf or ClassProviderGz. Default is auto, which will auto-detect based on the contents of the  providerRegister file.


Display usage information and exit.



CIM Schema


Contains registration data for all installed providers.


Contains registration data for all installed providers from previous time sfcbrepos was run. This can be used to restore an earlier class repository in case sfcbrepos generates a corrupt one.


Contain class repository directory for all supported CIM namespaces.


Contain class repository directory for all supported CIM namespaces from the previous time sfcbrepos was run. This can be used to restore an earlier class repository in case sfcbrepos generates a corrupt one.


Class data for a namespace.


Registration data for the default built-in sfcb internal providers.


Dummy classes used to added CIM indication support to the default interop namespace.


Class definitions for all installed providers.


Registration info for all installed providers.



If set, the value of this variable is prepended to the registration directory  names. This can be useful to store the repository in a different location, i.e. when cross-compiling providers.


Requires libsfcBrokerCore.a


Adrian Schuur <schuur@de.ibm.com>


The SBLIM project maintains a mailing list to which you should direct all questions regarding sfcb, sfcc, wbemcli, or any of the SBLIM providers. To subscribe to this mailing list visit


The SBLIM Project Bug tracking page can be found at



The Small-Footprint CIM Broker (sfcb) is a part of the SBLIM project. The most recent version is available on the web at


See Also

sfcbd(1), sfcbstage(1), sfcbunstage(1), getSchema(1)

Referenced By

sfcbstage(1), sfcbunstage(1).

October 2009 sfcbrepos Version 1.4.9