Solaris 11 Express with support repository updates fails to upgrade to Solaris 11 (Doc ID 1375730.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System
Information in this document applies to any platform.
After changing the repository from the support repository to the release repository attempting to upgrade to Solaris 11 from Solaris 11 Express (with support repository updates) fails.


Symptoms

After repointing pkg(1M) to the new release repository we see the following:


# pkg update pkg:/package/pkg
No updates available for this image.
# pkg image-update
Creating Plan \
pkg update: No solution was found to satisfy constraints
Plan Creation: Package solver has not found a solution to update to latest available versions.
This may indicate an overly constrained set of packages are installed.

Changes

The change that triggers this error is switching to the release repository before upgrading to SRU#13.

Cause

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