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Diagnosing patching hangs during Solaris patch installations (Doc ID 1019368.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 27, 2019

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 8.0 to 10.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Troubleshooting patching activities that hang


The patchadd or patchrm command seems to make no progress for an extended period of time and no messages are being written to the shell.   This should be interruptible with a CTRL C  at which point the shell prompt should be returned.


This document addresses issues related to Solaris patching that result in the patching activity hanging.  The definition of hang in this context involves a hang in the user shell in which the patching activity is being run in.  All other parts of the system should be unaffected.

Troubleshooting Steps

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