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Troubleshooting common patching problems: Diagnosing missing files and file contents during Solaris patch installations (Doc ID 1019326.1)

Last updated on JULY 06, 2023

Applies to:

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


The document describes diagnosing missing files and file contents during Solaris patch installations.

Symptoms and Error messages:

The following message might appear when the patching process fails:

## Waiting for up to <300> seconds for patch administration commands to become available (another user is administering patches)
ERROR: Unable to acquire patch administration lock for this system; try again later
Cannot lock all zones
Failed to remove partially installed patch.
Verify the integrity of 118855-36 and install it again.
Patchadd is terminating.
WARNING: patchadd returned <2> for global zone


Troubleshooting Steps

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