SUMMARY: Solaris 9 sadness after patching today

From: Zube <Zube_at_CS.ColoState.EDU>
Date: Tue Mar 03 2009 - 23:56:35 EST
The only response I received in the short time since I sent the message
out was from Mr. Tim Zenner who suggested adding debugging statements
to /etc/rc2:

Find the section that looks like this (note the S*, *not* K*):
    for f in /etc/rc2.d/S*; do
        if [ -s $f ]; then
            case $f in
                *.sh)   .    $f ;;
                *)  /sbin/sh $f start ;;
Change it, adding the two echo lines like so:
    for f in /etc/rc2.d/S*; do
        if [ -s $f ]; then
                echo "Entering $f"
            case $f in

Mr. Zenner also suggested adding sleep statements.

It turns out that the entire mess was a red herring.

I moved the computer from one place to another, which put it on a 
different switch.  It came up fine.  I then undid, one by one
each of the things I had previously done (put NIS back, arp/ip patch,
kernel patch, removed withdrawn patch and put other one in) with
a reboot in between and each time it came up just fine.

I then moved it back to its original place, power cycled the switch 
(an HP 2524) and it came up fine there too.

I then patched the rest of my machines and all is well.

So, the Solaris 9 patches are fine, but my switch was not.

"power cycle switches" goes on my routine tomorrow.

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Received on Tue Mar 3 23:56:49 2009

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