Solaris 7 (Intel Platform Edition) 11/99 Release Notes

Addition of Solaris 7 Service to an OS Server Results in an Upgrade Failure Message (4171470)

When the Solaris 7 system software is added to an OS server as a service, the following error message is displayed:

celebris:  Error:  Error adding OS service Solaris 2.7 i386 i86pc: 
service modification failed.
See /var/sadm/system/logs/upgrade_log for more information
(/var/sadm/install_data/upgrade_log on Solaris 2.3 or 2.4).

Where celebris is the name of the OS server.

If you review the indicated log file, you will see that the addition of the SUNWplow package failed with the following message:

Doing pkgadd of SUNWplow to /.
ERROR: attribute verification of <export/exec/Solaris_2.7_i386.all/etc/default/init> failed
pathname does not exist

Workaround: Ignore the error message.