Sun N1 System Manager 1.3 Troubleshooting Guide

OS Update Creation Fails

The name that is specified when you create a new OS update must be unique. The OS update to be created also needs to be unique. That is, in addition to the uniqueness of the file name for each OS update, the combination of the internal package name, version, release, and file name also needs to be unique.

For example, if test1.rpm is the source for an RPM named test1, another OS update called test2 cannot have the same file name as test1.rpm. To avoid additional naming issues, do not name an OS update with the same name as the internal package name for any other existing packages on the manageable server.

You can specify an adminfile value when you create an OS update. For the Solaris OS update packages, a default admin file is located at /opt/sun/n1gc/etc/admin.


If you use an adminfile to install an OS update, ensure that the package file name matches the name of the package. If the file name does not match that of the package, and an adminfile is used to install the OS update, uninstallation will fail. See OS Update Uninstallation Failures.

The default admin file setting used for Solaris package deployments in the N1 System Manager is instance=unique. If you want to report errors for duplicated packages, change the admin file setting to instance=quit. This change causes an error to appear in the Load Update job results if a duplicate package is detected.

See the admin(4) man page for detailed information about admin file parameter settings. Type man -s4 admin as root user on a Solaris system to view the man page.

For Solaris packages, a response file might also be needed. For instructions on how to specify an admin file and a response file when you create an OS update, see To Copy an OS Update in Sun N1 System Manager 1.3 Operating System Provisioning Guide.