SUMMARY: problem with "pkginfo" on Solaris 8

From: Bertels, Frank <>
Date: Tue Aug 19 2003 - 03:39:21 EDT
Hi, Judith

please try the following (to get the info which pkginfo-file is corrupt) in
ksh or sh (login as root):

cd /var/sadm/pkg
for i in *
echo "============================================"
echo $i :
pkginfo -i $i

Examine the output for the wrong or missing pkginfo-file (located in the
directory /var/sadm/PKGNAME/pkginfo).

Then you have different ways to solve the problem.

- you can copy a working version of pkginfo-file from another machine to
your machine

- you can try to edit the wrong file

- you can try to install a newer patch to get a working pkginfo-file.


Frank Bertels

I just tried to see what was installed on a solaris 8 system with "pkginfo
-i" and got the msg: "pkginfo: ERROR: pkginfo file is corrupt of missing".
Does anyone know of a fix for this?


Judith Reed

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

Frank Bertels
- Head of Group SUN/Network/Database -
Bockenheimer Landstra_e 51-53
60325 Frankfurt
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Received on Tue Aug 19 03:43:07 2003

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