Upgrade scenarios of a package in Solaris

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# 1  
Old 12-28-2007
Upgrade scenarios of a package in Solaris


I am upgrading a package on Solaris.

After upgradation, it changes it name to a <name>.2
eg. XYZ -> XYZ.2
XYZ no longer exists in pkginfo

Working on Solaris 8 sparc

Any idea's what's happening here?

# 2  
Old 12-28-2007
chk with Dtrace utility to understabd the backend system calls..it will give a gud overview.
# 3  
Old 12-28-2007
Solaris official packages are normally upgraded by patches.

Otherwise, you remove the old package and install the new one. Having a package instance with a .2 suffix means the remove wasn't properly done.
# 4  
Old 12-28-2007
Originally Posted by prince_ban
chk with Dtrace utility to understabd the backend system calls..it will give a gud overview.
dtrace only works on solaris 10! not solaris 8...
# 5  
Old 12-31-2007
It properly upgraded the package with .2 suffix

Is this a general Solaris behaviour or something went wrong here?
# 6  
Old 12-31-2007
Please clarify what you did.
You do not upgrade a package by just installing a newer version. If a package supports multiple instances and you install a new version, the standard behaviour is what you observe.
# 7  
Old 01-01-2008
I installed a newer version of that package.

During installation, it said an earlier version exists, do you want to upgrade.

I said Yes.

Now it created XYZ.2 and XYZ was removed.

What is the other way to upgrade a package?
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