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# 1  
Old 08-25-2013
Solaris 10 patching failed

I was installing Solaris-10 Recommended patch Cluster and it came out without installling all patches. I gave a rebooted and tried installing it again, but it seems some lock or something is prevenventing to install further patches. I am not able to figure out and I am struck in between
Code:
root@prod_teledb03 # ls -l
total 870
-r--r--r--   1 root     root       57128 May  3 18:56 10_Recommended.README
-r--r--r--   1 root     root      104385 May  3 18:56 10_Recommended.html
-r--r--r--   1 root     root        7625 May  3 18:56 Copyright
-r--r--r--   1 root     root       18775 May  3 18:56 LEGAL_LICENSE.TXT
-r-xr-xr-x   1 root     root      101949 May  3 18:56 installcluster
-r-xr-xr-x   1 root     root      101949 May  3 18:56 installpatchset
-r--r--r--   1 root     root        3450 May  3 18:56 patch_order
drwxr-xr-x 347 root     root        7168 May  3 18:56 patches
-r--r--r--   1 root     root        4930 May  3 18:56 patchset.conf
root@prod_teledb03 # ./installcluster --s10patchset
ABORT: This Recommended Patchset version is already installed.
root@prod_teledb03a #

If somebody can quickly help me, I would appreciate.
# 2  
Old 08-25-2013
What does your patch log file say happened? It should be located under /var/sadm/install_data.
# 3  
Old 08-26-2013
It seems, it was expecting newer version of EMC powerpath
Code:
Approved patches will be installed in this order:
144500-19

Checking installed patches...
Executing prepatch script...
An incompatible version of EMC PowerPath is installed on this system,
application of the kernel patch aborting.
A fix from EMC will be required first, before this kernel patch can be
applied. For the latest information, please refer to ETA emc275344 on
  https://powerlink.emc.com
The prepatch script exited with return code 1.
Patchadd is terminating.
----
patchadd exit code : 15
application of 144500-19 skipped : prepatch returned non-zero exit code
finish time : 2013.08.24 23:45:23
FINISHED : application of 144500-19

However, when I ran it manually with patchadd command, it installed successfully and patching went fine.
# 4  
Old 09-24-2013
Hi,
Current scenario says, before running install patchcluster you should upgrade the EMC version or you may exclude this particular patch from running. Not 100% sure but you may read the "readm" file and you will get some options not to check the compatibility before applying patch.


Thanks,
Debasish
# 5  
Old 10-30-2013
Hi guys,

My two cents:

http://www.par.univie.ac.at/solaris/pca/

We've been using PCA for years now with over 200+ Solaris 8 (back in the days) 9 and 10 with great success. I would recommend it since we we're able to save ourselves from a lot of pains like the one you experienced.

Just sayin' Smilie

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