Solaris Common Messages and Troubleshooting Guide

In the AnswerBook Navigator

While print search methods work in AnswerBook, too, you can search for messages through the search utility in the AnswerBook Navigator much faster.

  1. Bring up AnswerBook.

    $ answerbook

  2. Click Select on the Search button.

  3. Enter the words or pattern to search for in the "Search Library For:" pane.

  4. Double-click Select on an entry in the resulting list. Although any of the entries might contain the information you are looking for, those from this book are most likely to be what you want.

If your first search does not find the message, consider altering the search pattern. Remember that this book contains only a small percentage of possible messages.

In general, you are most likely to find a documented message in the AnswerBook search pane when you enclose the searched-for words in quotation marks ("") or in parentheses ( ).

Using Pattern Matching

You can search in the AnswerBook Navigator for text containing specific single words, phrases that contain spaces, words near one another, and word variations.

See "Using the AnswerBook Software" in OpenWindows User's Guide for more detailed information about the AnswerBook search.

Table 1-1 AnswerBook Search Pattern Matching

To search for 

Such as 


Single words 

Installing, le0, group 

The words 

Phrases with spaces 

Installing Packages 

Quotation marks ("") around the phrase 

Words near one another 


Parentheses ( ( ) ) 

Word variations 

Delete, deleting, deletion 

Asterisks (*) and hyphens (-) 

Table 1-2 shows some of the possible matches for specific AnswerBook Navigator searches.

Table 1-2 AnswerBook Search Results

Searching With 

Finds These (for Example) 


Installing XIL Device Handlers (XIL Device Porting and Extensibility Guide) 

Installing Packages on a Server for... (Application Packaging Developer's Guide) 

"Installing Packages" 

Installing Packages on a Server for... (Application Packaging Developer's Guide) 

Installing Packages for Clients on a Server (Software and AnswerBook Packages...) 

(Installing Server) 

Installing Packages on a Server for... (Application Packaging Developer's Guide) 

Creating an Install Server (SPARC Installing Solaris Software) 


Delete All Silence (Solaris Advanced User's Guide) 

Deleting a Line (Solaris Advanced User's Guide) 

Deletion of the New Selection (OLIT Reference Manual)