SUMMARY: E450 cannot add packages

From: Enrique Vadillo (
Date: Mon Jul 17 2000 - 19:05:00 CDT

Original post:

----- Forwarded message from Enrique Vadillo -----
I'm trying to install some packages in a E450 Ultra-Enterprise running
Solaris 2.6 (installed in *spanish* by Oracle techies) and now when
i try to install stuff using 'pkgadd' i get:

            Sorry for the spanish, but the relevant lines say:
## Procesando información de sistema.
    entrada errónea leída desde el archivo de contenido
    - pathname: /var/yp/updaters
    - problem: unknown ftype
pkgadd: ERROR: incapaz de combinar paquete e información del sistema
## Processing system information
    wrong entry read from content file
    - pathname: /var/yp/updaters
    - problem: unknown ftype
pkgadd: ERROR: unable to combine package and system information

I've tried installing other Sparc Solaris 2.6 packages but i get the same
errmsg, any hints?

I'll summarize!


----- End of forwarded message from Enrique Vadillo -----

I got 3 responses, the best one came from Daniel Muiño <>
who pointed out that maybe /var/sadm/install/contents was corrpted in
some way, he sent me the command:

        tr -d '%0-9a-zA-Z/ :.=_+\n-' < /var/sadm/install/contents

which helped me figure out what lines were wrong in that file, thereafter
the package addition worked like a charm!

Also thanks to:

Dan Brown <>
Jed Dobson <>


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