SUMMARY: Solaris 8 Problem After Patches Installed

From: John Elser <>
Date: Tue Nov 04 2003 - 13:56:28 EST
Thanks to WC Jones and the others that replied to my original e-mail which is

After trying a few things, I simply did a patchrm on three of the patches that
were installed.  The patches causing me the problem were: 109148-26 and
108994-29, 109327-11.  I'm not sure which one or all of them that were causing
the problem.  But, because of the fact that the problem corrupted the root
file system every time I tried to shutdown the system, I didn't really have
the time to find out which patch was causing the problem.

Thanks again for the help!


On Friday, I installed the Recommended and Security patches to a x86 Solaris 8
system.  After the patches were installed, I did a reconfigure boot.  This
morning, when I try to shutdown the system, I get this error message:

# Shutdown -y -g0 -i6 /sbin/init: fatal: relocation error: file /etc/lib/
symbol__nsl_fopen: referenced symbol not found

I couldn't find the exact message with a google search, but one close to this
suggested to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to /usr/lib.  Before setting the env
variable, this variable was set to nothing.  After setting it, I was able to
get a little further in the shut down process, but then the system complained
giving almost the exact same message expect it was looking for "/sbin/uadmin"
instead of "/sbin/init".
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