If you are running the Solaris 2.6, Solaris 7, or Solaris 8 release, you might not be able to run the Solaris Live Upgrade installer. These releases do not contain the set of patches that is needed to run the JavaTM 2 runtime environment.
The typical failure that results is a Java exception error. The following are messages that might be displayed:
InvocationTargetException in ArchiveReader constructornull java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException at install.instantiateArchiveReader(Compiled Code) at install.<init>(Compiled Code) at install.main(Compiled Code)
To run the Solaris Live Upgrade installer and install the packages, you must have the Java 2 runtime environment recommended patch cluster.
Workaround: Complete the following workaround:
Install the Solaris Live Upgrade packages by using the pkgadd command.
For step-by-step instructions, refer to “Using Solaris Live Upgrade to Create a Boot Environment (Tasks)” in Solaris 9 12/03 Installation Guide.
Install the Java 2 runtime environment recommended patch cluster. The patch cluster is available on http://sunsolve.sun.com. Then, you can use the Solaris Live Upgrade installer to install the packages.