Stupid, stupid, stupid...

Stupid, stupid, stupid...

Post by mr_peter_steven.. » Fri, 28 Jan 2005 08:07:51

Hi All,

<hangs head in shame>

I've downloaded the latest patchpro from sun, and like a stupid idiot
didn't read the instructions and installed the packages using

pkgadd -d /export/home/luser/pproSunOSx865.9re2.2

this listed 11 packages, and I blindly installed them all. Now when I
installed patchpro using the setup script it install but doesn't run

Is there a way roll back these packages that I have installed, and if I
take a note of them, will it put the system back the way it was before,
or has this overwritten some previous versions files.

I have uninstalled patchpro using the uninstall script BTW.

Needless to say, this is not a production server!
Many thanks in advance,



Stupid, stupid, stupid...

Post by Alex Zaruti » Sat, 29 Jan 2005 17:06:40

I would check if you console history remembers about outputs. It may
keep the names of the 11 installed packages.

After that I would pkginfo | grep <name>, where the name is name of the
package. Like this:

bash-2.05$ pkginfo | grep vim
system      SFWvim                           vim - Vi IMproved - a
programmers text editor"

If they are listed, it may be a way to delete them
pkgrm <name>

I hope it will not break your system.


Stupid, stupid, stupid...

Post by mr_peter_steven.. » Tue, 01 Feb 2005 04:53:24

Thanks Alex.

I have a note of the packages so I'm going to hunt around on the
Solaris CD-ROMs and try and force install the same packages that I
installed by mistake with patchpro.

Hopefully this will resinstall the original versions over the duff


Thanks again.



Stupid, stupid, stupid...

Post by Alex Zaruti » Tue, 01 Feb 2005 18:04:27

Check the history file of the shell that you used to install it. It may
keep something. But anyway, CD will be the best source.

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