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pkg(1) and beadm(8) commands fail with "OSError: [Errno 79] Value too large for defined data type." (Doc ID 2744753.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 21, 2021

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

pkg(1) and beadm(8) commands fail with "OSError: [Errno 79] Value too large for defined data type."

For example:

Changes

At some point, the system date was beyond 2038.  This might be due to a battery replacement, bad ntp server or intentional testing.

Cause

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