[Solaris-Users] KernelID and patch 112438-03

Shen.Yang at ny.frb.org Shen.Yang at ny.frb.org
Fri Oct 28 12:48:03 EET DST 2005


I am having problem in installing patch 112438-03 in 3 sunfire v240s 
running Solaris 8.

On one server the patch installed with no problem but on the other twos I 
am getting the following error

# patchadd /var/spool/patch/112438-03

Checking installed patches...
Verifying sufficient filesystem capacity (dry run method)...

Patch 112438-03 failed to install due to a failure produced by pkgadd.

See /var/sadm/patch/112438-03/log for details

Patchadd is terminating.

# more /var/sadm/patch/112438-03/log
Package not patched:
PKG=SUNWcarx.us
Original package not installed.

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.

/var/spool/patch/112438-03/SUNWcarx.u/install/checkinstall: 
/var/spool/patch/112438-03/SUNWcarx.u/install/checkinstall: cannot open
pkgadd: ERROR: checkinstall script did not complete successfully
Dryrun complete.
No changes were made to the system.
#

I was puzzled because all 3 servers had Solaris 8 installed from the same 
jumpstart server. Didn't understand why the patch installed flawless in 
one server but not in order two. A investigation revealed that on the 
server were the patch was installed the kernelID is Generic_117350-27 
whereas the other two servers where the patch didn't installed the 
kernelID is Generic_117350-26 (???!) Have no idea how the servers endup 
with different kernelIDs considering that they all have the same patch 
cluster installed and the hardware configuration is the same in all 3 
servers.

Question: how one update the kernelid?
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