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HPUX 11.31 patch bundle installation

Rick Garland
Honored Contributor

HPUX 11.31 patch bundle installation

Hi all:

HPUX 11.31 on rp7420 hardware.
Built from scratch, not an upgrade.

I did a swinstall for Apr 2009 patch bundle over this last weekend. All went well. At the end of the process the dialog boxes came up saying that the kernel will build & system will reboot. Checked the IPD and ran check_patches, no errors. Ran swlist -l fileset -a state and all are in configured state, including the patches from the bundle. Now, when I issue the kconfig -w command I get the response "# kconfig -w
* The currently running configuration was created on Thu Mar 12
13:28:42 2009 by root from /stand/system.
* It has not been saved.
* It was last modified on Fri Sep 25 21:18:15 2009 by root.
* The configuration 'post_patching' has been marked for use at
next boot."
Checking the /stand/vmunix file shows same size and time stamp from Mar 12.

Huh? What gives?


10 REPLIES
Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: HPUX 11.31 patch bundle installation

hi,

what about to reboot the server ??

mikap
Rick Garland
Honored Contributor

Re: HPUX 11.31 patch bundle installation

After the installation was complete the dialog box appeared and said the kernel would be built and the server rebooted. Question is, why did swinstall not place the new kernel in /stand/post_patching and boot from the new kernel? I have made the correction using kconfig from command line but it seems odd the swinstall did not do it.

# mk_kernel -o post_patching -s /stand/system -v
# kconfig -n post_patching



Michal Kapalka (mikap)
Honored Contributor

Re: HPUX 11.31 patch bundle installation

hi,

that's really very strange,

did you check the last swinstall log ???


mikap
Rick Garland
Honored Contributor

Re: HPUX 11.31 patch bundle installation

Yes - "Your local system will be rebooted when you press "OK" in this window. Check the logfile swagent.log after reboot to see if any software config problems:/ Checked the swagent.log file and there were no problems - all were verified.
Hakki Aydin Ucar
Honored Contributor

Re: HPUX 11.31 patch bundle installation

Beginning the swinstall , any warning did come up that it is autoreboot patch ?
Rick Garland
Honored Contributor

Re: HPUX 11.31 patch bundle installation

Yes - the standard dialog message saying that a reboot was required.

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: HPUX 11.31 patch bundle installation

Hi Rick,

I would inspect the file

/var/adm/sw/defaults

to see if this has a modified reboot entry.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Rick Garland
Honored Contributor

Re: HPUX 11.31 patch bundle installation

Hi Torsten

We do not modify the defaults file. I did check and it is empty. Only the comments in the beginning of the file.
Rick Garland
Honored Contributor

Re: HPUX 11.31 patch bundle installation

HP doesn't know either.
John Guster
Trusted Contributor

Re: HPUX 11.31 patch bundle installation

is the system rebooted since the pathces install? who -b should tell.