patching sendmail might fail with "group name {smmsp} not found in group table(s)" (Doc ID 1433364.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 01, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 10 8/11 U10 [Release 10.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Patching sendmail might fail with this error message:


Following patch failed to apply :
 142909-17

Aborting due to failure while applying patch 142909-17.

Application of this patch should have succeeded - this failure is unexpected.
Please assess cause of failure and verify system integrity before proceeding.




Changes

This may happen if you install any patch that affects sendmail.

Cause

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