SUMMARY: patchadd and pkginfo ascii file: Cannot open pkginfo file

From: Al Saenz <>
Date: Thu Mar 08 2007 - 12:11:06 EST
Thank you Oscar and Jim.
They said to check permissions on the patch directory and sub directories.
Patchadd does some things using "nobody" world-readable
I just ran:
chmod -R 777 /0CNCSW
to make sure

I must say this was a novice mistake that I discovered after the fact.

Notice: Caused my errors in my orig. msg
/0CNCSW/122033-04/122033-04/##WITH ACTUAL PATCH STUFF HERE##

This was a downloaded and unzipped patch. This creates a directory with the
patch directory inside it, same name.
I guess that messes with patchadd if the name isn't changed or if the actual
patch directory isn't removed from the double name directory.
I have never actually installed individual patches, just clusters.  So what I
did was I unzipped a cluster and looked at the patches inside and notice they
didn't have double named directories. That is when I moved the directory that
actually had the information to the "root" dir, thus removing it from the
double nested named dir.

So I had this and it worked

Thank you all, I hope this summary is helpful to future people with this


>  -----Original Message----
> I receive this error:
> "Cannot open pkginfo file /0CNCSW/122033-04/122033-04/pkginfo"
> Do I need to create some generic pkginfo file, or can I stop patchadd from
looking for it?
> # patchadd 122033-04
> Validating patches...
> Loading patches installed on the system...
> Done!
> Loading patches requested to install.
> Cannot open pkginfo file /0CNCSW/122033-04/122033-04/pkginfo
> Done!
> The following requested patches do not update any packages installed on the
> em
> Packages from patch 122033-04 are not installed on the system.
> No patches to check dependency.
> #
> # uname -a
> SunOS TESTUNIT 5.10 Generic_118855-19 i86pc i386 i86pc
> Thank you for your time.
> I will summarize.
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