[csw-users] unable to install pkg in a sparse zone

Maciej (Matchek) Bliziński maciej at opencsw.org
Mon Apr 29 09:54:47 CEST 2013

2013/4/29 Gerard Henry <ghenry at cmi.univ-mrs.fr>:
> on old sparc Solaris 10 with sparse zones, i'm trying to install CSW
> packages, but it fails:
> pkgadd: ERROR: unable to create unique temporary file
> </usr/sadm/install/scripts/i.cswpreserveconfgoaORc>: (30) Read-only file
> system
> ERROR: content verification of </usr/sadm/install/scripts/i.cswpreserveconf>
> failed
>     unable to fix modification time
>     file size <2841> expected <2654> actual
>     file cksum <32180> expected <17727> actual
> Installation of <CSWcas-preserveconf> partially failed.
> Exiting pkgutil due to pkgadd error: 2
> i don't understand why CW needs write access in /usr
> Is there a workaround?

Hi Gerard,

This topic was discussed on our community Q&A site:


As to why class action scripts must be installed into /usr ‒ Solaris
is designed that way.


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