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Operating Systems Solaris Issue with kernel patch installation... Post 302319467 by paventhan on Monday 25th of May 2009 10:16:10 AM
Old 05-25-2009
Bug Issue with kernel patch installation...

I tried to install the kernel patch 118855-36 in my x86 machine which has Solaris 10 installed. Find below the error message....

#patchadd 118855-36

Checking patches that you specified for installation.

Done!


Approved patches will be installed in this order:

118855-36

Executing prePatch script...
Checking installed patches...
Executing prepatch script...
Install_root (-R option) requires an absolute pathname: <SUNWsmapi>
pkginfo: ERROR: Command line install root contends with environment.
Install_root (-R option) requires an absolute pathname: <-a>
pkgadd: ERROR: Command line install root contends with environment.
Install_root (-R option) requires an absolute pathname: <-l>
pkginfo: ERROR: Command line install root contends with environment.
Installed pkg SUNWsmapi is different from the
one in this patch. They both must contain the same
VERSION string as found in the pkginfo file.

Patch install is aborting...
The prepatch script exited with return code 1.

Patchadd is terminating.
 
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install-solaris(1M)													       install-solaris(1M)

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install-solaris - install the Solaris operating system SYNOPSIS
install-solaris install-solaris invokes the Solaris Install program. Depending on graphical capability and available memory at the time of invocation, install-solaris invokes either a text-based installer or a graphical installer. The following minimum requirements for physical memory dictate which features are available during installation: For SPARC machines: 128 MB Minimum physical memory for all installation types 128 MB Minimum physical memory required for windowing system 384 MB Minimum physical memory required for graphical-based installation For x86 machines: 256 MB Minimum physical memory for all installation types 256 MB Minimum physical memory required for windowing system 512 MB Minimum physical memory required for graphical-based installation In some cases, even if the minimum physical memory is present, available virtual memory after system startup can limit the number of fea- tures available. install-solaris exists only on the Solaris installation media (CD or DVD) and should be invoked only from there. Refer to the for more details. install-solaris allows installation of the operating system onto any standalone system. install-solaris loads the software available on the installation media. Refer to the for disk space requirements. Refer to the for more information on the various menus and selections. See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcdrom (Solaris instal- | | |lation media) | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Evolving | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ pkginfo(1), install(1M), pkgadd(1M), attributes(5) It is advisable to exit install-solaris by means of the exit options in the install-solaris menus. 23 Sep 2005 install-solaris(1M)

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