Oracle Solaris Studio 12.3 and 12.4 Installers Require Patches Which Fail to Install (Doc ID 1390459.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 03, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Solaris Studio - Version 12.3 and later
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)

Symptoms

The Oracle Solaris Studio 12.3 and 12.4 installers create warnings

Example warnings from GUI installer
Recommended patches: Required patches are not installed


and

Required patches should be installed

The following patches need to be installed for Oracle Solaris Studio
to function correctly: 147436-01. You can use the install_patches.sh
utility in your download directory to install the patches.
Example warning from non-GUI installer
[2011-12-15 19:29:53.455]: WARNING - Required patches should be installed. The following patches need to be installed for Oracle Solaris Studio to function correctly: 147436-01, 120753-10, 118683-07. You can use the install_patches.sh utility in your download directory to install the patches.


But patch installation of 147436-01 resp. 147437-01 fails:

Installing patch 147436-01
Validating patches...

Loading patches installed on the system...

Done!

Loading patches requested to install.

Done!

Checking patches that you specified for installation.

Done!


The following requested patches will not be installed because
at least one required patch is not installed on this system.

           0 For patch 147436-01, required patch 142909-17 does not exist.
           0 For patch 147436-01, required patch 144500-19 does not exist.

OR

          0 All packages from patch 147437-01 are patched by higher revision patches.
No patches to install.

 

Changes

Kernel update patches

update the Solaris linker from linker version SUNWprivate_4.2 to linker version SUNWprivate_4.6. This introduced a regression, which is fixed in linker patch

Thus, if kernel patches 144500-19 resp. 144501-19 are installed, the linker patches should be applied, too.

Cause

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