How to verify the integrity of libraries and critical files manually or with "pkgchk". (Doc ID 1019180.1)

Last updated on MAY 24, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 8.0 to 10.0]
All Platforms

Goal

The document describes 3 main functions when installing or uninstalling a patch.

- File Update: Updates the existing files installed on disk via scripts or add the patch files to replace the existing files installed on disk.

- File Addition: Installs the patch files there were never installed on disk before.

- File Removal: Deletes the existing files installed on disk outright.

Purpose/Scope:

This document describes how to verify the integrity of libraries and critical files manually or with "pkgchk" after installing or uninstalling a patch.

Symptoms:


Solaris may not boot properly after patching.

Daemons or services may not start or stop working after patching.

Available Documentation:

contents(4) Manual Page
pkgchk(1M) Manual Page
pkgmap(4) Manual Page
sum(1) Manual Page

Solution

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