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Solaris 11.4 Upgrade Failed - local zone reports return value 7 - image in use by another package client. (Doc ID 2802290.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 20, 2023

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


During a solaris 11.4 upgrade a local zone upgrade failed reporting "return value 7. image in use by another package client."

pkg update output error:

pkg: An unexpected error happened while preparing for update:
pkg: Linked image exception(s):
A 'sync-linked' operation failed for child 'zone:<zonename>' with an unexpected
return value of 7 and generated the following output:
pkg: The image cannot be modified as it is currently in use by another package client.

- Note that a previous update failed as the console lost connection however no error indications were seen from that attempt.
- This was the second attempt.

Conclusion: Package fact locked




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