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Performing a patchrm may fail when there is insufficient space under "/tmp/" or "/var/" (Doc ID 1019137.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 27, 2019

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 and later
All Platforms

Symptoms

When there is insufficient space under the /tmp or /var directories, the patchrm command may silently fail. Since the back-out packages will either be corrupt or deleted during operation, subsequent invocations of /usr/sbin/patchrm against the same patch will also fail.

If there also exist non-global zones (e.g. on Solaris 10), this problem can cause inconsistencies in terms of patching levels between all zones (the global and non-global zones).

An example of this problem is given below:

 

Cause

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