Thanks to Danny Johnson - There was a "core" file in the /var/sadm/pkg
tree which causes showrev -p to fail.
Now I'll need to figure out at what stage in the patching process the
core file appeared and whether or not it affected the installation of
the recommended patches.
Danny Johnson wrote:
> we had problems something like this (don't remember exactly)
> caused by a normal file (instead of a directory) appearing in
> /var/sadm/pkg or /var/sadm/patch
> > From email@example.com Mon Jan 18 10:36:49 1999
> > From: Gavin Hemphill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.5 (Macintosh; U; PPC)
> > X-Accept-Language: en
> > MIME-Version: 1.0
> > To: sun-managers <email@example.com>
> > Subject: Installation of Sunsolve V4.0.1 recommended patches seems to break
> > showrev -p
> > Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
> > Hi:
> > I just installed the recommended patch cluster (from the V4.0.1
> > sunsolve cd) on an Ultra 1 running 2.5.1 and find that showrev -p now
> > simply returns "showrev: get_env_var(core, SUNW_PATCHID)". Has anyone
> > seen this behavior, and if so which patch is it that's breaking showrev?
> > The installation of the patches proceeded normally so I'm not sure
> > what's going on.
> > Will summarize.
> > Gavin Hemphill
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