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pkg update fails - How to diagnose pkg update failures when updating Oracle Solaris 11 systems (Doc ID 2478287.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 14, 2020

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.0 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Goal

Diagnosis of failures when updating Oracle Solaris 11 systems

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 Questions to ask:
 What is odd or distinctive about the system involved when compared to a known working system?
 How is the system being updated?
 Does the system have non-Solaris packages installed?
 Could these packages have odd dependencies?
 Is the repository complete?
 Getting more than enough error messages
 Are third party, non-Oracle Solaris packages mentioned in the errors?
 What about zones?
 Known Issues
 Repository Verification
 Final Note

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