Archive for 'Solaris Patching'

Checking for patch dependencies on Solaris 10 hosts

I’ve been debugging an odd issue with an 8 link (nxge interfaces) aggregation on a Solaris 10 host. When this issue rears its ugly head, one or more of the interfaces in the aggregation go offline. I’m still trying to track down if this is a Cisco or a Solaris issue, and have been patching […]

Speeding up Solaris package installation

This putback from Casper should make all Solaris admins happy: Author: Casper H.S. Dik Repository: /hg/onnv/onnv-gate Latest revision: 9bff8d14ecc3a8f5d9fd0ee4a5c8a372dd688cd3 Total changesets: 1 Log message: PSARC 2009/173 Fasttrack for turbo-charging SVr4 packaging 6820054 Turbocharged SVr4 package commands [PSARC 2009/173]

Cleaning up failed package installations

While attempting to install a Sun package this week, I encountered the following error: $ pkgadd -d . MYpackage ## Waiting for up to <300> seconds for package administration commands to become available (anotherĀ user is administering packages on zone <zoneA>) ^C 1 package was not processed! After a bit of truss’ing, I noticed that the […]

Locating files on Solaris servers with pkgchk

Most Linux and BSD distributions ship with the locate utility, which allows you to quickly find files on a system: $ locate pvcreate /usr/sbin/pvcreate /usr/share/man/man8/pvcreate.8.gz While not quite as thorough as locate, the Solaris pkgchk utility has a “-P” option that provides similar capabilities: $ pkgchk -l -P metastat | grep Pathname Pathname: /sbin/metastat Pathname: […]

Figuring out which package a Solaris utility belongs to

While reading through some old notes this weekend, I came across a page I created eons ago about managing Solaris packages. If you want to find out the file modes, the user and group ownership and the package a file belongs to, you can run the pkgchk utility with the “-l” and “-p” options and […]

Getting patches to install on Solaris 10 systems

There have been a number of threads in zones-discuss relating to Solaris 10 patching. Most of the feedback came from folks who ran into issues related to delayed activation patching, or patching zones that run on ZFS file system. Running zones on ZFS file systems is not currently supported by Sun, but it appears installing […]

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