Content of /var/sadm/pkc/<pkg>/save directory

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Old 09-14-2009
Content of /var/sadm/pkg/<pkg>/save directory


What are the contents of /var/sadm/pkg/<pkg>/save directory.

- It contains various patches with their id's.

What does the "pspool" directory inside it contain?

Last edited by vibhor_agarwali; 09-14-2009 at 08:13 AM..
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Old 09-14-2009
i believe pkginfo uses this directory to report on what is installed and other information.
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Old 09-15-2009
That's the base /var/sadm/pkg/<pkg> one.

The child "save" and "pspool" contents are unknown to me.
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Old 09-16-2009
Originally Posted by vibhor_agarwali
That's the base /var/sadm/pkg/<pkg> one.

The child "save" and "pspool" contents are unknown to me.
"save" directory is used for storing backup data when applying patch, so you can always remove patch, and system will restore to state like it was before patching. Never touch files in those directories.
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Old 09-16-2009
And what about pspool directory inside the save one.
<Id> is for the backup of patches, right?
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Old 09-16-2009
yes batrus11 is correct. as for pspool directory, it is related to zones. if you don't plan on creating zones, don't worry about this directory. if you have obsolete pkg's, you can most likely delete them if your /var is running out of space.

more specifically, pspool directory is:
used as the install media for the /var directory of 'sparse zones', and for /var /usr, /sbin, and so on for 'full root zones'.
found that from General Solaris 10 Discussion - Re: Solaris 10 Patches and /var/sadm/pkg
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Old 09-24-2009
Similar directory and files you may find..

root@unknown # ls
root@unknown # ls -l
total 4112
-rw-r--r-- 1 root other 2093568 Jun 29 14:36 undo

What script is "undo" used for?
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