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dupatch is misbehaving when applying tru64 patch kit 4

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dupatch is misbehaving when applying tru64 patch kit 4

I have applied patch kit 4 to four other servers with no problem, but on this particular box when it gets to the stage of config/merge it just flips back to the menu.

*** Installing 53 patches ***

************************** CAUTION ************************************

Interruption of this phase of the operation will corrupt your
operating system software and compromise the patch database
integrity.

DO NOT Ctrl/C, power off your system, or in any other way
interrupt the patch operation. The patch operation is complete
when you are returned to the Patch Utility menus.

***********************************************************************

Tru64 UNIX Patch Utility (Rev. 46-00)
==========================
- This dupatch session is logged in /var/adm/patch/log/session.log

Main Menu:
---------

1) Patch Installation
2) Patch Deletion
3) Patch Documentation

4) Patch Tracking
5) Patch Baseline Analysis/Adjustment

h) Help on Command Line Interface

q) Quit

Enter your choice:


I have just upgraded this box from v5.1a to 5.1b, applied patch kit 3 with no problems at all. Every other box I have applied patch kit 4 to has been problem free.

Help!!
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Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: dupatch is misbehaving when applying tru64 patch kit 4

Always run option 5 first to check for possible conflicts that you may have.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?

Re: dupatch is misbehaving when applying tru64 patch kit 4

Thank you for your response.

I have run option 5 for dupatch and although it seems there are some issues eg "missing" files, unknown origins and broken hard links, there does not seem to be a problem with this kit.
I have attached the baseline.log generated during this process.
Venkatesh BL
Honored Contributor

Re: dupatch is misbehaving when applying tru64 patch kit 4

I see lots of MISSING files for "WEBESBASE400". Is it possible that this package was deleted without following standard procedures?

Re: dupatch is misbehaving when applying tru64 patch kit 4

BL, it think its extremely unlikely that packages removed inadvertently, and the fact that patch kit 3 had no problem whatsoever.
So, did something occur during the install of patch kit 3 that caused this problem? All my other tru64 boxes have been patched and are running happily with patch kit 4.
Martin Moore
HPE Pro

Re: dupatch is misbehaving when applying tru64 patch kit 4

1. Try "versw -setnew" and then run dupatch again.

2. Why are you installing V5.1B-2 (PK4)? It's no longer under Engineering support. Only V5.1B-3 (PK5) and V5.1B-4 (PK6) are still supported. See http://h30097.www3.hp.com/pdf/Tru64UNIX_Policy_Page_Current.pdf for details.

Martin
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Re: dupatch is misbehaving when applying tru64 patch kit 4

Hi Martin,
Firstly, I tried versw -setnew got this -
# versw -setnew
Failure to set the new version identifier

Secondly, this server is a clunky old DS20E used for test/dev and IMHO should have been scrapped years ago. However, the Apps Dev team still want to use to run Oracle. So the minimum patch level I require is PK4.

Hope this helps.

Graham

Re: dupatch is misbehaving when applying tru64 patch kit 4

I used dupatch from patch kit 6 and it worked!