Summary: can't install patches

From: Keith A. Clay (
Date: Fri Apr 03 1998 - 16:33:25 CST

** Reply to note from Phillips Nguyen <> Fri, 03 Apr 1998
11:42:57 -0700
Here is the original message:
We just received a new ultra5. I downloaded the latest recommended patches for
2.5.1. When I try to install the patches using the install_cluster in the patch root
directory, I get the following error:
        pkgadd: checkinstall did not complete successfully
How do I find the problem(s) or where do I need to look to see what is wrong?
I have had responses from:
Kevin Maher
Chuck Milam
David Foster
Nevin Steindam
David Wiseman
The problem is that installpatch installs as nobody and the permissions on the path
where the patches were un-tar-ed did not give nobody access to the files. After
running a find to change perms to 777, it ran fine.
Robin Landis
said that installpatch had to be run from /tmp. It does not have to be. It can be run
from the patch dir structure.
Thanks for all the help!
keith clay
Abilene Christian University

Keith A. Clay
"...Continue to walk like that one walked..."

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