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Solaris 11.X pkg update using local repo fails with "http protocol error: code: 503 reason: Service Unavailable" (Doc ID 2548039.1)

Last updated on MAY 28, 2021

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


pkg update to Solaris 11.x using local repository fails with error:


DOWNLOAD                                PKGS         FILES    XFER (MB)   SPEED
library/python/pip-27                418/863   28502/79957  363.6/919.5  872k/s

Errors were encountered while attempting to retrieve package or file data for
the requested operation.
Details follow:

http protocol error: code: 503 reason: Service Unavailable
URL: 'http://x.x.x.x/solaris/file/1/08f4b9152eb395d5f63d4e80f8789eecc59d7d55'


Customer using a local repository that is available to other clients for the same pkg update activities.  Commands to check access to pkg information such as "pkg info -af entire" return the expected data.

The section of the admin guide "Cannot Access Publisher or Repository":

Service Is Not Available


suggests "...examine SMF services on that system. Use the following command to identify any package repository SMF service instances that are enabled but not running and any instances that are preventing another enabled instance from running: svcs -xv pkg/server .


While this would be important to check, in this case it did not show repository service issues on the local repository server.



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