SUMMARY: Patch 108528-18 install trouble

From: Gavin Kelman <>
Date: Thu Jan 23 2003 - 09:00:58 EST
On Thu, Jan 23, 2003 at 01:51:20PM +0000, Gavin Kelman wrote:
> I'm installing the latest recommended patch cluster on our N4800 filer
> which is running Solaris 8. The patch install programme has rattled along
> as normal upto patch 108528-18, where it's been sitting for over half
> an hour. This patch does update some kernel stuff, but this seems to
> be taking too long. I am running the patch cluster in single user mode,
> rebooted from normal multi-user.
> How long should this take? Our planned outage is running a lot longer
> than planned, and I'm getting nervous that something's amiss. I assume
> pressing ctrl-c in the middle of a patch that updates the kernel is a
> very bad idea.
> Any comments? Reassuring or otherwise? :)

Sods law. Just after I send this email, I go and check on the console
and it had moved onto the next patch. Many thanks to those of you
who replied _very_ promptly to say it does take a long time for that
patch, sometimes over 45 minutes.


Gavin Kelman               Phone : 07967 360 822
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