Solaris 7 3/99 Online Release Notes (SUNWrdm)

During Installation

The following bugs only occur during an installation.

Erroneous Messages Indicating Packages Added A Second Time (1235464)

This appears as an attempt to install the same architecture and version of a package that is already installed. This installation overwrites this package.

When upgrading a system with the "Entire Distribution plus OEM Cluster," the following packages seem to be added twice:

Workaround: If you try to add a package that has already been installed on a system, the installed package is overwritten.

Installation Progress Bar May be Inaacurate (1266156)

The "Installing Solaris Software - Progress" bar sometimes indicates that an installation is complete when it is still in progress. The install program may add packages for several minutes after the progress bar has indicated that the installation is complete.

Do not rely on the progress bar to indicate that the installation is complete. The installation displays the following message when the program has completed all installation operations:

Installation complete

Installation of Diskless Client Does Not Preserve Changes in dfstab File on Server (4045544)

When you upgrade the Solaris operating environment on a server with diskless clients, the options on the dfstab line are not preserved for /usr. For example, if you entered the following in the dfstab file,

share -F nfs -o rw /export/exec/Solaris_2.7_sparc.all/usr

then this entry is automatically replaced with the following entry during the upgrade:

share -F nfs -o ro /export/exec/Solaris_2.7_sparc.all/usr

Workaround: Before you attempt to upgrade the Solaris operating environment on an OS server that has a diskless client or AutoClient, back up the /etc/dfs/dfstab file for the clients.

TotalNET Advanced Server (SunLinkTM) Drivers Cause Panic After A Reboot (4121961)

 Warning:  mod_install: MT-unsafe driver 'tnatp' rejected panic[cpu0] /
thread=7051e040:mutex-enter:bad_mutex lp=1046aa20 owner=7051e040

An upgrade to TotalNET Advanced Server (SunLinkTM) version 5.2 is required with the Solaris 7 operating environment because of a driver conflict. Version 5.0 and version 5.1 for the TotalNET Advanced Server cause the Solaris 7 operating environment to not boot correctly.

Workaround: Before you install the Solaris 7 operating environment, you must upgrade all installations to version 5.2 for the TotalNET Advanced Server, which is available on the Solaris Easy Access Server 2.0 CD. Follow the instructions provided to upgrade existing TotalNET Advanced Server installations.

Installation Fails With a False Non-Mountable File System Error (4164303)

The following message may be displayed:

The Solaris operating environment on slice c0t0d0s0 cannot be upgraded.A file system listed in the file system table (vfstab) could not be mounted.

The installation software may interpret inodes that are stored on striped DiskSuiteTM meta devices for root inodes and attempt to mount the meta devices as upgradable slices. When this problem occurs, the mounts fail and the installation aborts.