[csw-users] Partial install of "pkg-get"

Andrew Chace achace at mediacomcc.com
Wed Nov 21 18:26:03 CET 2007

I figured out the cause of the problem described below. I was logged in
as root; however, I started "bash" out of habit. Apparently "pkgadd"
chokes when started from "bash"...

Chalk this one up as a learning experience...


On Wed, 2007-11-21 at 11:20, Andrew Chace wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to install "pkg-get" on a machine running Solaris 10 8/07. I
> have used "pkg-get" before, but not with this release of Solaris. When I
> try to install the package I receive the following error from "pkgadd":
>         Installing pkg_get - CSW version of automated package download
>         tool as <CSWpkgget>
>         ## Installing part 1 of 1.
>         pkgadd: ERROR: unable to open temporary contents file image
>             (errno 11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
>         Installation of <CSWpkgget> failed (internal error) - package
>         partially installed.
> Stuff that I've checked so far:
>         1. Sufficient free space on disk in temp directories and "/opt".
>         2. Remove package, and download/install it again.
>         	a. remove fails because package is partially installed.
>         3. Manually remove package directory from "/var/sadm/pkg".
>         	a. "pkgadd" no longer thinks the package is installed, but the
>         reinstall fails with the same error. 
> To me this looks like a problem with "pkgadd", but I have not been able
> to find anything on the web about how to resolve this. Pointers to
> relevant documentation or other mailing lists are appreciated...
> Thank you,
> -Andrew
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