SUMMARY: VRTSvxvm pkgadd problem

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Date: Sat Sep 06 2003 - 08:20:41 EDT

Didn't find a fix as such but have solved the basic 
problem. My solution was to upgrade the base Solaris 
from 01/01/ to 02/02, at which point the pkgadd for 
Volume Manager worked. Still no idea why it was failing 
on the lower base release. I had tried various patching 
KJP18, KJP21 plus supplementals but no joy.  SUN are 
currently still working through the truss output of the 
original install session so hopefully they will be able to 
tell me what caused the failure.

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I'm trying to re-install vxvm as part of an upgrade on a 
V880 and getting the following:

Installing VxVM for Solaris 8

  The following Sun patch(s) are required for Solaris 8.
  Sun patch(s):


Continue installation? [y,n,q,?] (default: n): y

Using </> as the package base directory.
## Processing package information.
## Processing system information.
   16 package pathnames are already properly installed.
## Verifying package dependencies.
## Checking for conflicts with packages already installed.

The following files are already installed on the system 
and are being
used by another package:
  /usr/lib/vxvm <attribute change only>

* - conflict with a file which does not belong to any 

Installation of <VRTSvxvm> was suspended 
No changes were made to the system.

I've not been able to find out what the problem is. I 
know it's not space. AFAICT I have all the pre-req's. I'm 
wondering if it's due to the presence of a supplementary 
kernel patch which means the system shows

SunOS crasher 5.8 Generic_114018-01 sun4u sparc 

This is on top of 108528-18. We have 111413-10 in 

Any ideas anyone? Archive searches have produced 
rsults on similar errors but nothing which quite matches.
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