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Solaris pkgadd reported patches already installed during installation but /var/sadm/patch does not have the patch

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Hi

I'm trying to install the following patches (the main patch is to address a snoop utility
vulnerability while of the patches listed below are the pre-requisites.
118833-36  119042-11  119374-12  119689-07  120900-04  122539-05  125369-13  126419-01
118918-24  119254-42  119574-02  120011-14  121133-02  122640-05  125503-02  126897-02
119042-09  119254-58  119578-30  120272-21  121901-02  123839-07  125547-02

However, there's messages that flashes out to say the patches are already installed.
When I checked under /var/sadm/patch/*, they're not there :
Sun11#> ls /var/sadm/patch
118707-05  119313-16  120284-06  123005-07  125279-05  125892-02  127724-01  128413-01
118708-17  119315-11  120410-26  123402-01  125332-02  125917-03  127728-05  128491-01
118711-03  119470-12  120460-13  123404-01  125367-03  125952-07  127735-01  128500-01
118712-20  119534-13  120543-10  123590-08  125369-13  126147-02  127737-01  136716-01
118777-12  119538-14  120739-04  123611-03  125378-03  126258-03  127739-03  136718-01
118815-06  119548-11  120812-23  123630-03  125416-06  126421-02  127752-01  136882-01
118830-02  119764-06  120928-21  124149-11  125476-02  126423-03  127784-01  136887-01
119059-39  119783-05  121002-04  124171-07  125480-02  126434-05  127886-05  136998-02
119090-25  119812-05  121118-13  124235-03  125484-04  126542-02  128028-03  137042-01
119115-33  119900-04  121308-12  124256-05  125539-03  126661-02  128032-01  137050-01
119213-16  119906-12  121430-22  124630-14  125541-02  126672-01  128253-01  137080-01
119252-22  120094-15  121944-03  125081-14  125549-01  126868-01  128258-01
119254-51  120201-05  122212-24  125166-07  125551-01  127111-09  128346-01
119278-19  120222-23  122517-04  125249-01  125719-08  127714-03  128348-01
119280-15  120272-18  122911-09  125253-01  125731-02  127718-04  128406-01


==================screen dump of patch/pkgadd installation ======================

Sun11#> pkgadd -d ./126419-01

The following packages are available:
  1  SUNWcsr     Core Solaris, (Root)
                 (sparc) 11.10.0,REV=2005.01.21.15.53
  2  SUNWcsu     Core Solaris, (Usr)
                 (sparc) 11.10.0,REV=2005.01.21.15.53

Select package(s) you wish to process (or 'all' to process
all packages). (default: all) [?,??,q]: all

Processing package instance <SUNWcsr> from </var/tmp/snoopat/126419-01>

Core Solaris, (Root)(sparc) 11.10.0,REV=2005.01.21.15.53
Copyright 2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.

This appears to be an attempt to install the same architecture and
version of a package which is already installed.  This installation
will attempt to overwrite this package.

## Executing checkinstall script.
/var/tmp/snoopat/126419-01/SUNWcsr/install/checkinstall: /var/tmp/snoopat/126419-01/SUNWcsr/install/checkinstall: cannot open
pkgadd: ERROR: checkinstall script did not complete successfully

Installation of <SUNWcsr> failed.
No changes were made to the system.

There is 1 more package to be installed.

Do you want to continue with package installation? [y,n,?] y

Processing package instance <SUNWcsu> from </var/tmp/snoopat/126419-01>

Core Solaris, (Usr)(sparc) 11.10.0,REV=2005.01.21.15.53
Copyright 2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.

This appears to be an attempt to install the same architecture and
version of a package which is already installed.  This installation
will attempt to overwrite this package.

## Executing checkinstall script.
/var/tmp/snoopat/126419-01/SUNWcsu/install/checkinstall: /var/tmp/snoopat/126419-01/SUNWcsu/install/checkinstall: cannot open
pkgadd: ERROR: checkinstall script did not complete successfully

Installation of <SUNWcsu> failed.
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