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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.

Purpose

Description
Troubleshooting patching activities that hang

Symptoms:

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.

Purpose/Scope:

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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