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solaris 10 luupgrade patchadd fails with "checkinstall: cannot open"

Posted on 2014-04-23
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Got the error below when doing patchadd in a Solaris x86 VM:

Do I need to do "chmod +R 777 patchdir_downwards" ?

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bash-3.2# pwd

/.alt.ABE/var/sadm/patch/119255-89

-bash-3.2# cat log

 

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.

 

/root/patches/10_x86_Recommended/patches/119255-89/SUNWinstall-patch-utils-root/install/checkinstall: /root/patches/10_x86_Recommended/patches/119255-89/SUNWinstall-patch-utils-root/install/checkinstall: cannot open

pkgadd: ERROR: checkinstall script did not complete successfully

Dryrun complete.

No changes were made to the system.

-bash-3.2#

 

 

-bash-3.2# pwd

/.alt.ABE/var/sadm/patch/148337-01

-bash-3.2# cat log

 

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.

 

/root/patches/10_x86_Recommended/patches/148337-01/SUNWxcu4/install/checkinstall: /root/patches/10_x86_Recommended/patches/148337-01/SUNWxcu4/install/checkinstall: cannot open

pkgadd: ERROR: checkinstall script did not complete successfully

Dryrun complete.

No changes were made to the system.

-bash-3.2#
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by:sunhux
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Thanks, that's one way reported in one EE thread.

What about:

cd /var/sadm/patch/patch_dir
chmod -R 777 /var/sadm/patch

Then rerun patchadd.  This won't requires to raise a CR while
adding a new userid install requires a CR
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That could work, but as the link said: "So having it accessing all the files within the patch directory is probably futile."

Add user "install" could avoid this.
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