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Wierd Downgrade attempt errors when performing update on attach with Solaris zones

There are certain packages that should not be installed in local zones and they are designated in
/usr/lib/brand/native/bad_patches

This problem was identified a while back with Solaris 10 and zones, but still persists

Here is a example:

root@suntest-01 # zoneadm -z sun_zonetest3 attach -u
zoneadm: zone ‘sun_zonetest3’: ERROR: attempt to downgrade package SUNWvtss, the source had patches but this system does not. Patches:
        142138-01

I have found that they usually are related to the Solaris VTS Packages.

Here is the fix.

echo 142138 >> /usr/lib/brand/native/bad_patches

What I really don’t get is why isn’t this file updated as part of the patch process.

It would only make sense that the file should be updated as part of a recommended bundle or rollup if they know of new “bad” patches.

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One response to “Wierd Downgrade attempt errors when performing update on attach with Solaris zones

  1. ji February 25, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    thank you for your blog. it helps me through a similar errors when I restored a physical flash to a solaris 10 container. thank you and have a prosperous future.

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