SUMMARY: aborted pkgadd installation

From: Oscar Goldes (
Date: Sat Mar 01 1997 - 20:28:13 CST

An interrupted pkgadd session left stale locks that prevented to run the
insallation again.

Thanks to those who spent valuable saturday time to answer:
Casper Dik <casper@holland.Sun.COM> (Sanjay Patel)
Ric Anderson <>

The suggestions were to look for the lock in
and clear it
or run pkgadd under truss, for example with
truss -f -t open -t stat pkgadd xxx
in place of
pkgadd xxx
The last opened or stated file could be the lock.

I have not been able to test them yet, however Im sure the truss procedure
will show the cause -- as it always does --.
I should have thought that before!

-- Oscar Goldes
-- ORDEN Argentina SA

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