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Solaris 2.6 Patches

Posted on 1999-01-15
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I wanted to install the 2.6 patches for my sparc machine .
When I try to install them I get an error code of 5 for everyone.. What is error code 5?  Does this mean I already have the patch on or a newerone and It wont install over it?.

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by:rfross
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I believe error 5 is an I/O error. Are you installing the patches
from CD/tape? If so you could have a problem with the media.
If you run showrev -p , you can see what patches you already have
installed.
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thanks but I figured it out
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by:blowfish
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okay then, what was it??
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by:tgreaser
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Sorry i should have posted it ....

It seems that I downloaded a bad copy and I dont know if this
had anything to do with it but when i went down to single
user mode ( init S) it didn't work

i had to do the  /usr/sbin/shutdown command to make it go into
single user mode

thanks for the tip though... I will tuck it away in the back of my mind


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khaled022498 earned 20 total points
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each patch contains the file installpatch, it contins all return codes, vi this file
and then you will find the error codes, and also there is the README file, which tells you exactly what to do, i install patches all over the day, on any system you can imagine, but every time i do so, i read the README, it's very useful and contains all the information required.

regards.
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Thanks for the reminder of the README.. I like others over look the best place for answers to problems...


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