The 200 field limitation of the awk and nawk utilities might cause installations of additional software to fail. This problem occurs under the following circumstances.
You install Veritas Volume Manager (VxVm) on a system running the Solaris 8 2/02 operating environment and Sun EnterpriseTM Alternate Pathing
You install Sun StorEdgeTM Component Manager software on a system running the Solaris 8 2/02 operating environment
A message similar to the following text displays.
Installing VxVM for Solaris 8 awk: record `Patch: 108528-13 Obs...' has too many fields record number 12 Alternate Pathing (AP) version 2.3.1 has been detected. This version of VxVM requires the following patch(es) to co-existwith AP 2.3.1: 110722 Install the above patch(es) before you continue the VxVM installation. This installation will now be aborted. pkgadd: ERROR: request script did not complete successfully Installation of <VRTSvxvm> failed. No changes were made to the system.
Workaround: Contact your support channels to obtain the Solaris patch that increases the awk and nawk field limitation.