Admintool not Installed

Posted on 2006-04-05
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Hi all

I have just installed Solaris 9 on my VMware workstation.I trying to run admintool and I'm gettting the following error
# Admintool &
admintool : not found

help will be highly appreciated

Question by:gugumzizan
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    Expert Comment

    For Solaris 9, you should use  Management Console (smc) instead of admintool.

    Please have a look at the following docs for more infor:

    if you still want to use admintool have a look at the answer in:

    PS: Since EE havs unlimit points for  Premium Services, 20 points is too low
          for any question now.

    Author Comment


    I'm still having a problem in adding the admintool to my Solaris 9 OS from a cdrom.

    please help the error is as follow.

    #pkgadd -s . -d /cdrom/Sol-8-204_sparc /Solaris8/Tools/Boot/bin/admintool
    pkgadd:ERROR: attempt to process data stream failed
    -bad format in data stream table of Contents

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    LVL 38

    Expert Comment

    don't use "-s" with pkgadd,

    you can do:
    cd /path/to/pkg-dir
    pkgadd -d pkg-name

    pkgadd -d /path-to/package-name

    man pkgadd
    to learn more details

    BTW, why not use "smc" ?

    Author Comment

    My appologies I'm still new to EE.

    Anyway I'm still struggling with this problem.
    I managed to copy the admintool from the Solaris 8 software disk and followed Yuzh instructions.
    I'm getting the error below, now I think the admintool package is corrupted please tell me where I can download one. I failed when trying to look for the package on the net.

    pkgadd:ERROR: attempt to process data stream failed
    -bad format in data stream table of Contents
    Pkgadd:ERROR:could not process data stream from </admintool>

    The reason I need admintool installed is because I'll be taking an exam on Solaris 8, I know about SMC and its working fine but need this installed.

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    Expert Comment

    Gugumzizan, just out of curiousity - why Solaris 9 x86 under VMware ?

    Why not Solaris 10 ?  It's SSSSOOOOO MMMMMUUUUCCCCCCHHHHH Better !!!

    Solaris 10 U2 is about to come out in a couple of months and it will include ZFS and the rewritten UDP stack bits.

    Author Comment

    I'm new on Unix and I want to start by learning Solaris 8 then taking the exams.I do have Solaris 10.
    My problem is I need admintool installed on Solaris 9.
    LVL 10

    Assisted Solution

    This path /cdrom/Sol-8-204_sparc /Solaris8/Tools/Boot/bin/admintool is the wrong path to use for trying to install admintool.  I don't have a Solaris 8 CD laying around anymore so I can't take a look.

    The install packages will live in a directory with *LOTS* of subdirectories which names beginning with SUNW*.  My thought is the admintool package is related to several other packages that must also be installed.  The name "Admin Suite" comes to my memory.

    Anyway, once you figure out what the package names are you need to figure what the subdirectory on the CD is that holds *ALL* the packages.  Then you run pkgadd like this:

    pkgadd -d /full-path/to/subdirectory-holding-all-SUNW-package-subdirectories SUNW<admin tool package #1> SUNW<admin tool package name #2> ....

    You don't tell pkgadd to look directly into the package subdirectory.  It looks one level above that.

    /path/name/subdirectory                                <<<< pkgadd -d switch is told to look HERE
    /path/name/subdirectory/SUNWpackage       <<<<< *NOT* here.
    LVL 38

    Accepted Solution

    Have a look at your Solaris 9 Software CD (I have release 9/04) and the packages (try to use the Solaris 9 package as you can)
    are there: (You need at least SUNWadmap SUNWadmc)

    /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_9/Product] 136# ls | grep adm

    If you have to use Solaris 8,the packages are located in the Solaris 8 Software
     CD 1 of 2, under Solaris_8/Product, full path after mount on the system looks like:


    the package you want is SUNWadmap

    it also required "SUNWadmc" (try to keep the Solaris 9 version of the same package it see if it work, then install it from Solaris 8 CD)

    Have a nice weekend to all of you.


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