smpatch on Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 does not work out of the box due to a missing patch

(Doc ID 1362722.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 8/11 U10 and later
Solaris x64/x86 Operating System - Version 10 8/11 U10 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms


smpatch on Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 does not work out of the box.

# smpatch analyze

Error: Unable to download document : "xml/motd.xml"

Cannot connect to retrieve motd.xml: sun.security.validator.
ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target
Failure: Cannot connect to retrieve current3.zip: sun.security.validator.ValidatorException: PKIX path building failed: sun.security.provider.certpath.SunCertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target
#

Changes

Check /etc/release which OS version you have:

Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 s10x_u10wos_17b X86 Copyright (c) 1983, 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Assembled 23 August 2011

Cause

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