System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

ProcedureHow to Reinstall Damaged Software Components (prodreg)

If other software depends on a damaged software component, you might want to reinstall the damaged component, rather than uninstall the component and the other dependent software. You can use the -f option with the prodreg unregister command to forcibly the unregister the damaged component. Then, you can reinstall the component.

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. View the information on the software you want to reinstall.

    # prodreg browse -m "name"
  3. Identify the software that depends on the software you want to reinstall.

    # prodreg info -m "name" -a "Dependent Components"
  4. Unregister the software component you want to reinstall.

    # prodreg unregister -f -u UUID
  5. Reinstall the software component.

    # /usr/bin/java -cp /usr/installers/installer

    The installer option specifies the name of the installer program for name software.

Example 21–11 Reinstalling Damaged Software Components (prodreg)

The following example shows how to reinstall the damaged software component ComponentSoft without unregistering or uninstalling the dependent component ExampleSoft.

# prodreg browse -m "ComponentSoft"
BROWSE #  +/-/.  UUID                                  #  NAME
========  =====  ====================================  =  ============
1         -      root                                  1  System 
2          +     a01ee8dd-1dd1-11b2-a3f2-0800209a5b6b  1  Solaris 10
3          +     8f64eabf-1dd2-11b2-a3f1-0800209a5b6b  1  Unclassified 
4           .    86758449-554a-6531-fe90-4352678362fe  1  ComponentSoft

# prodreg info -m "ComponentSoft" -a "Dependent Components"
Dependent Components:
Name                         UUID                                  #
---------------------------  ------------------------------------  -
ExampleSoft                  95842091-725a-8501-ef29-0472985982be  1

# prodreg unregister -f -u 86758449-554a-6531-fe90-4352678362fe -i 1

# /usr/bin/java -cp /usr/installers/org.example.componentsoft