Upgrading to Solaris 10 5/08

by Mads
April 28, 2008 at 22:09 | categories: sun, solaris

I ran into a small issue when I was live upgrading a Solaris 10 8/07 (update 4) to 10 5/08 (update 5). Somewhere well over six hundred packages failed to install according to the log. Looking closer at the log, it was all the same:

Cannot find required executable /usr/bin/7za
pkgadd: ERROR: class action script did not complete successfully

Asking a bit around, I found that /usr/bin/7za appears as part of SUNWbzip but not until 5/08. The easy fix was to manually install SUNWbzip and starting the upgrade once more.

Other new features in 5/08 are listed here. For me the only really interesting feature is CPU capping which may come in hand for some of our zone servers at the ASF.

Update: Ryan Novosielski tells me that there's a patch to supply 7zip: 137321-01 for sparc and 137322-01 for x86. I suppose that's the official way (although the LU installer should supply it). Adding the package as I wrote before works just as well.