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Single User Mode Installation on Solaris

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John Muirhead-G
Occasional Advisor

Single User Mode Installation on Solaris

After entitling a patch to a Solaris client, the patch is listed as "Reboot Pending" in the reporting server. The following is the relavent connect.log extract:

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20060713 21:25:32 Info: BEGIN MANAGE update
20060713 21:25:33 Info: Patch Agent Version 3.0.0 Build 205 Initialized
20060713 21:25:33 Info: Using nvdkit build 146 from /opt/Novadigm/nvdkit
20060713 21:25:33 Info: Verifying bulletin status
20060713 21:25:34 Info: Bulletin SUNALERT-57408, created: 20060406T18:13:55Z, modified: 20060411T20:28:55Z, source: SOLARIS
20060713 21:25:34 Info: Bulletin SUNALERT-57408, Operation: verify, Patch: 117350-35
20060713 21:25:34 Info: Installed OS vendor: SOLARIS
20060713 21:25:34 Info: Installed Solaris version: 8
20060713 21:25:35 Info: Patches that have failed verification: B601B8704D82_B601D6583E83_8
20060713 21:25:35 Info: Bulletin: SUNALERT-57408, Patch Name: 117350-35, Status Code: 8, Status Message: PATCH RISK Bulletin
SUNALERT-57408 - risks have been detected
20060713 21:25:35 Info: Number of patches checked: 1, superseded: 0, properly installed: 0, invalid: 0
20060713 21:25:35 Info: Deploying patches for bulletin
20060713 21:25:35 Info: Bulletin SUNALERT-57408, created: 20060406T18:13:55Z, modified: 20060411T20:28:55Z, source: SOLARIS
20060713 21:25:35 Info: Bulletin SUNALERT-57408, Operation: create, Patch: 117350-35
20060713 21:25:35 Info: Bulletin: SUNALERT-57408, Patch Name: 117350-35, Status Code: 7, Status Message: Patch queued for later installation
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I believe I have implemented /etc/rc2.d/S07radiapm correctly. When looking at the S07radiapm script, it references a file, /var/spool/radiapm/instpatch.

If I understand correctly, Radia Patch Manager should write to this 'instpatch' file when it queues files to be installed in association with a reboot. However, even when the client is rebooted, the patches never seem to be applied; there seems to be no way (other than manually) to apply the said patches.

Has anyone else had any experience with this functionality? To me, it seems that the product is broken..

Best regards,

John
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John Muirhead-G
Occasional Advisor

Re: Single User Mode Installation on Solaris

Attaching my connect.log for further reference; I've replaced internal/sensitive information with XXXXXXXX for the radia client and YYYYYYYY for the RCS it is connecting to.

Best regards,

John
Roy O Gatewood_
Honored Contributor

Re: Single User Mode Installation on Solaris

You must use Run Level Support per OV-EN019404 to perform single user activity.
//Add this to "OnDomLoad" event