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# 1  
Old 10-06-2014
11.0 to 11.2 update failures

Attempting to update an 11.0 server with many non-global zones installed. pkg publisher is

FMRI = pkg://solaris/entire@0.5.11,5.11-

When we run pkg update --accept the server contacts oracle, checks packages, finds about 700 updates, but when it gets to the stage where it's linking with the NGZs, it fails with this;

2014-10-06 16:17:44,783   InstallationLogger CRITICAL   Failed Checkpoints:
2014-10-06 16:17:44,834   InstallationLogger ERROR
2014-10-06 16:17:44,885   InstallationLogger ERROR      	target-selection
2014-10-06 16:17:44,937   InstallationLogger ERROR
2014-10-06 16:17:44,988   InstallationLogger ERROR      Checkpoint execution error:
2014-10-06 16:17:45,039   InstallationLogger ERROR
2014-10-06 16:17:45,091   InstallationLogger ERROR      	[Errno 11] Resource temporarily unavailable
2014-10-06 16:17:45,142   InstallationLogger ERROR
2014-10-06 16:17:45,194   InstallationLogger INFO       Automated Installation Failed.  See install log at /system/volatile/install.12566/install_log
2014-10-06 16:17:45,245   InstallationLogger DEBUG      Shutting down Progress Handler

Looking at that file, I see this as the last error;

2014-10-06 16:17:44,782   InstallationLogger DEBUG      Checkpoints Completed: DOC (xml_format):
  <ai_instance auto_reboot="false" name="zone_default">
      <logical noswap="false" nodump="false">
        <zpool name="rpool" action="create" is_root="false">
          <filesystem name="export" action="create" mountpoint="/export" in_be="false"/>
          <filesystem name="export/home" action="create" in_be="false"/>
          <be name="solaris">
              <option name="compression" value="on"/>
    <software name="generated-transfer-12566-1" type="IPS">
        <image img_root="/system/volatile/install.12566/a" action="create" index="False">
          <facet set="false">facet.locale.*</facet>
          <facet set="true"></facet>
          <facet set="true">facet.locale.de_DE</facet>
          <facet set="true">facet.locale.en</facet>
          <facet set="true">facet.locale.en_US</facet>
          <facet set="true"></facet>
          <facet set="true">facet.locale.es_ES</facet>
          <facet set="true"></facet>
          <facet set="true">facet.locale.fr_FR</facet>
          <facet set="true"></facet>
          <facet set="true">facet.locale.it_IT</facet>
          <facet set="true">facet.locale.ja</facet>
          <facet set="true">facet.locale.ja_*</facet>
          <facet set="true">facet.locale.ko</facet>
          <facet set="true">facet.locale.ko_*</facet>
          <facet set="true"></facet>
          <facet set="true">facet.locale.pt_BR</facet>
          <facet set="true">facet.locale.zh</facet>
          <facet set="true">facet.locale.zh_CN</facet>
          <facet set="true">facet.locale.zh_TW</facet>
          <img_type completeness="full" zone="True"/>

We have tried with both the release and support repos and still get this error. My thinking currently is to add pkg:/group/system/solaris-small-server to the global zone. Will this help with the errors? or is this not advised on a global zone? We have a dozen or so other Solaris servers and none of the global zones seem to have this.

Thanks for any input.

Last edited by CptCarrot; 10-06-2014 at 03:00 PM.. Reason: typo
# 2  
Old 10-08-2014
Errno 11 - resource unavailable on Sol 11

Did you have a solution for yuor problem ?
I am getting the same and have not found a workaround.
# 3  
Old 10-08-2014
I've been combing the internets and I ain't found sh*t!

This is all too common with Solaris. Uninformative errors and no solutions. Please do let me know if you find anything, as shall I.

Will be looking at this again early next week.
# 4  
Old 10-09-2014
Would you rather be dealing with trying to Google "yum failed" and wading through the 3.2 MILLION hits?

Have you thought about what EAGAIN means? "Resource temporarily unavailable"? How much disk space is available while you're running your upgrade? How much memory?
# 5  
Old 10-09-2014
Yeah, that would suck too. I think I was just feeling a little extra cranky, as the word resource has a large number of applications.

In this situation, it beginning to look like the specific resource is space on the physical drive. I tried stepping though all of the incremental SRU upgrades and it flat out failed when I got to anything from the Solaris 11.2 tree.

So we ran
# pkg update --accept entire@0.5.11-

and things were going well. Until we received this:

Linked progress: /
pkg: An unexpected error happened while preparing for update:
pkg: Linked image exception(s):

A 'sync-linked' operation failed for child 'zone:non-global-zone0' with an unexpected return value of 1 and generated the following output:
pkg: Insufficent disk space available (1.17 GB)for estimated need (1.38 GB) for Root filesystem

This we can fix.

I hope. Smilie

Thanks for your help!

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