Verify all patch files are uninstalled from the previously failed patch installation. (Doc ID 1019329.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

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

Goal

When a patch installation fails unexpectedly, it should be automatically uninstalled. Uninstalling a patch intends to undo the changes it applied when it was installed. However, sometimes a patch may not be completely uninstalled and, hence, introduces inconsistencies between the package and patch database and the existing files installed on disk.

Purpose/Scope:

This document describes how to verify all patch files are uninstalled from the previous failed patch installation.


Symptoms:

Inconsistency between the package and patch database and the existing files installed on disk.

Available Documentation:

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

Solution

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