Solaris 9 Maintenance Update 3 Installation Guide

patchadd Displays an Error That It Is Terminating

One of the following benign messages might be displayed in the Maintenance_Update_log in the /var/sadm/install_data directory:

One or more patch packages included in
XXXXXX-YY are not installed on this system.

Patchadd is terminating.


Installation of XXXXXX-YY failed:
Attempting to patch a package that is not installed.

These messages indicate patchadd could not find on your system any of the packages that patchadd intended to patch, so patchadd skipped the indicated patch.

The message is displayed when patchadd notices a discrepancy while installing a patch of one architecture onto a system with a different architecture. For example, a sun4u patch on a sun4m system.

This message might also be the result of one or more missing packages. The package might have been removed by the administrator, or never installed, for example, if a cluster that was smaller than the Entire Distribution was installed.

Workaround: Ignore the message.