SUMMARY: Unable to apply patch 120445-01

From: John Horne <>
Date: Thu Feb 23 2006 - 10:58:16 EST
Thanks for replies go to:

   Layton Marvin J NNSY

The patch relates to OEM software, and our servers are installed using a
fairly default installation which installs all of Solaris 9 but not the
OEM stuff. Looking in the patch itself shows that it is part of the
packages TSBWvplr.u and TSBWvplu.u. I located these on the Solaris CD
and installed the packages. The patch then worked fine.

Not sure this is really the 'solution' because it doesn't explain why
smpatch thinks we need the patch in the first place. If the software's
not installed then why does it think we need to patch it??



On Thu, 2006-02-09 at 17:57 +0000, John Horne wrote:
> We have 3 Solaris 9 servers, on all of which smpatch/pprosvc says we
> need to apply patch 120445-01. However, trying to apply the patch fails:
>    patchadd 120445-01
>    Checking installed patches...
>    One or more patch packages included in
>    120445-01 are not installed on this system.
> The patch, as far as I can tell, relates to some Toshiba link files. The
> README file does not show that the patch is dependent on anything else.
> We apply standard patches automatically, but this is now failing because
> the above patch causes an error.
> Anyone any ideas how to get around this?

John Horne, University of Plymouth, UK  Tel: +44 (0)1752 233914
E-mail:       Fax: +44 (0)1752 233839
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Received on Thu Feb 23 10:58:52 2006

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