[SUMMARY]: Patching Solaris 2.5 - update

From: Marcs Taylor (ma_tay@hotmail.com)
Date: Wed Dec 22 1999 - 13:23:14 CST

The problem as it turned out was the host record of the /etc/nsswitch.conf.
Thanks to Edward Murphy who pinpointed it. My original /etc/nsswitch file
contained the line:

hosts: dns [NOTFOUND=return] files

before the patching. After patching and before reboot it should be changed
to :

hosts: files dns

Now the ethernet card will be configured on reboot. After this reboot the
record can be changed back to

hosts: dns [NOTFOUND=return] files

Thankyou to all the others who took their time off to reply. Cheers !!

>All the responses I got suggested to checking my /etc/hosts, /etc/nodename
>net, and networks file. Theses files were checked and I could not find
>anything wrong with them but the problem persists.
>One thing which I have missed is that a few months ago I had swapped the
>with another SS2. That is, the boot disk was originally from another
>SS2box. Could it be that the kernel has to be rebuilt (I did not do it at
>that time since everything seemed to work without a rebuild). If so how do
>you rebuild the kernel?
>Thanks again.
>My original posting:
>>I have an old SS2 machine which I wanted to apply the y2k patches. Before
>>applying the y2k patches I did a patching of the recommended and security
>>patch. After this the machine cannot configure my network card. It reports
>>error while executing the rcS.d/rootusr.sh script and reports
>>Configuring network interfaces: <nodename> bad address
>>Has anyone had similar troubles. What has gone wrong? My etc directory
>>to be ok. hosts file contains my node name and Ip address. hostname
>>ok. ethers file is ok. I would appreciate any help in this and will
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