Patch 112438 on Solaris 2.6



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Patch 112438 on Solaris 2.6

Postby greg10101 » Thu, 01 Jan 2004 04:06:43 GMT

Hello all,
    Is there a way that I can apply Sun's 112438 patch on a Solaris
2.6 system.  The patch says that it is for Solaris 7-8, but in the
readme file, it states "For Solaris 2.0-2.6 releases, refer to the file and/or the README within the patch for instructions
on using the generic 'installpatch' and 'backoutpatch' scripts
provided with each patch."
    I haven't found any such information... yet.
    Some advice please!


Re: Patch 112438 on Solaris 2.6

Postby Alan Coopersmith » Thu, 01 Jan 2004 04:28:19 GMT

 XXXX@XXXXX.COM  (Greg) writes in comp.unix.solaris:
|    Is there a way that I can apply Sun's 112438 patch on a Solaris
|2.6 system.  The patch says that it is for Solaris 7-8, but in the

No, it's for Solaris 8 only.  For Solaris 2.6, you'll have to find a
copy of SUNWski or another solution (use  http://www.**--****.com/ 
find the many times /dev/random support has been discussed in the past).

|readme file, it states "For Solaris 2.0-2.6 releases, refer to the
| file and/or the README within the patch for instructions
|on using the generic 'installpatch' and 'backoutpatch' scripts
|provided with each patch."

That's boilerplate provided in the default patch README template so that
the same template applies to patches for all OS'es, and shouldn't be
read as a way to install Solaris 8 kernel modules into an incompatible

Alan Coopersmith                               XXXX@XXXXX.COM 
 http://www.**--****.com/ ~alanc/       aka:  XXXX@XXXXX.COM 
  Working for, but definitely not speaking for, Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Re: Patch 112438 on Solaris 2.6

Postby Scott Howard » Thu, 01 Jan 2004 04:31:04 GMT

No.  This patch is for Solaris 8 only, and will not work on any other
release. Either upgrade to Solaris 8 (or even better, Solaris 9 which has
/dev/random there by default), or use one of the non-Sun options for

This is a generic comment which is on the bottom of all Solaris patches,
regardless of what version.


Re: Patch 112438 on Solaris 2.6

Postby Casper H.S. Dik » Thu, 01 Jan 2004 19:51:15 GMT

 XXXX@XXXXX.COM  (Greg) writes:

No; the "Solaris 2.0-2.6" bits are part of the generic
patch installation instructions and they're part of each
patch README file.

The patch is exclusively for Solaris 8.  (not 7-8, only 8)

Expressed in this posting are my opinions.  They are in no way related
to opinions held by my employer, Sun Microsystems.
Statements on Sun products included here are not gospel and may
be fiction rather than truth.

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1.installing patch 112438-02

I need help to understand the error I have when I try to install this
patch on my solaris system.

the error I have is  :
pkgadd: ERROR: PKG parameter <SUNWcarx> does not match instance
Dryrun complete.


2.Can't install 112438-01

I've recently taken over the administration of a V120 and want to
install ssh so I can remotely administer this system.  The first step
is to install patch 112438-01.  I can't get this patch to install.

# patchadd 112438-01
Checking installed patches...
Verifying sufficient filesystem capacity (dry run method)...
Patch 112438-01 failed to install due to a failure produced by pkgadd.
See /var/sadm/patch/112438-01/log for details
Patchadd is terminating.

# cat /var/sadm/patch/112438-01/log
Package not patched:
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.
cannot open
pkgadd: ERROR: checkinstall script did not complete successfully
Dryrun complete.
No changes were made to the system.

# pkginfo SUNWcarx SUNWcsr SUNWhea SUNWmdb SUNWmdbx
system      SUNWcarx       Core Architecture, (Root) (64-bit)
system      SUNWcsr        Core Solaris, (Root)
system      SUNWhea        SunOS Header Files
system      SUNWmdb        Modular Debugger
system      SUNWmdbx       Modular Debugger (64-bit)

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Tell me and I'll forget, show me and I may remember,
involve me and I'll understand -- Chinese proverb.

3.(Help) FTP fails in Solaris 9 but not in Solaris 2.6

Our Sun E3500 server has been upgraded from Solaris 2.6 (105181-17 )
to Solaris 9 (112233-11). There are no changes in any of the FTP
binaries.  We take & use all the default FTP binaries and values which
come with Solaris 9.

Our 3rd party FTP program, which extract and put datas to our E3500
server used to work when it's under Solaris 2.6.  However, since the
OS upgraded to Solaris 9, we have been getting the following error
messages and the program fails.  There's no change in the 3rd party
FTP program end.

We need help in resolving the problem.  Specifically,

-  Are there any latest FTP related patches for Solaris 9 ??

-  We noticed the FTP solaris 9 uses different set of "ports" as
compared with that in solaris 2.6. Is it contributing to the problems

-  In solaris 9 server , we see "in.ftpd -a" processes whereas in
solaris 2.6 server , we see "in.ftpd".  Is there any difference ??

-  In solaris 2.6 server , we see "226 ASCII Transfer complete"
message at the end of remote client ftp session window when he/she
performs a  simple "ls" commands during the ftp session.  However, in
solaris 9 server, we see "226 Transfer complete" message at the end of
remote client ftp session window
when he/she performs a  simple "ls" commands during the ftp session.
Please note that, we didn't go with binary mode this time.

    Why is there a difference between the 2 Transfer complete messages
above.  Any FTP config files in Solaris 9 which control and determine
what completion messages are available ??

  Thanks in advance for your help. Bill

2004/06/29 14:11:24 STATUS    [main] Creating new FTP connection to
server:[] on port 21
2004/06/29 14:11:24 STATUS    [main] Connected to server:[]
on port 21
2004/06/29 14:11:24 STATUS    [main] Logged in to server:[]
as user:[e1ftpa1]
2004/06/29 14:14:24 EXCEPTION [main] 
com.banctec.bca.ftp.FtpException: After sending command:[NLST]
couldn't read:[response code:226 (Closing data connection, requested
file action successful) OR response code:250 (Requested file action
okay, completed.)] from:[] - Read timed out
        at com.banctec.bca.ftp.FtpClient.getFtpResponse(
        at com.banctec.bca.ftp.FtpClient.sendCommand(
        at com.banctec.bca.ftp.FtpClient.list(
        at com.banctec.bca.ftp.FtpClient.list(
        at com.banctec.bca.ftp.FruMover.getRemoteFiles(
        at com.banctec.bca.ftp.FruPuller.getSourceFiles(
        at com.banctec.bca.ftp.FruMover.mainLoop(
        at com.banctec.bca.ftp.Fru.main(

2004/06/29 14:14:25 STATUS    [main] Napping for 60 seconds...

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We're planning to buy a new server and I would like to know what are
the new features in solaris versions since 2.6 to 2.9.  We received
all the versions since 2.6 with our support but never installed them.

2.6 is beginning to date and we want to move on.

What is the best place to look for that info, other than reading all
the release notes and all the docs that comes with my media upgrades ?


5.upgrading solaris 2.6 to Solaris 8


Last day I upgraded my solaris 2.6 to Solaris 8 on a E220R. After
reboot the system boots with solaris 8 but got stucks at
/sbin/rcS scripts ....the error is some thing as under

"/sbin/rcS:cannot open /dev/console
cannot create /dev/null"  

No rc scripts is executed.

Any idea will be highly appricated.


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