Horrible HPUX 10 again

Horrible HPUX 10 again

Post by M. Damere » Wed, 24 Jun 1998 04:00:00



Story so far: I tried to install HPUX 10.20 off the CDs that came with HPs
free offer. After a great deal of difficulty I got it to (apparently) work,
but 2 days later it crashed & could not reboot. Every time it tries to boot
it crashes again with a totally unhelpful error message. Then I had to
revert to HPUX 9 as this was the only way to get a usable system.

One suggestion was to try  swverify  .  I had to reinstall from
the disks:

1.      Install & core, July 1996, VUF B.10.20.00, Part No B3782-10101
2.      Applications/patches, June 1997, P/N B6364-10001
3.      Extension, Feb 1998, P/N B3782-10293

and then ran   swverify  \*   and the logfile contains a  **flood**   of
errors & warnings.  Many of these are duplicated.  After removing
duplicates & messages that merely summarise other messages, e.g.
                "Fileset  X  had file errors"
I have 160 errors and 110 warnings and a few notes.  

Some are clearly important:

     The corequisite "PHSS_8324,r=B.10.00.00.AA,a=HP-UX_B.10.01_700/800,v=HP"
     for fileset "ACXX.ACXX,l=/opt/aCC,r=A.01.00" cannot be successfully resolved.
     The corequisite "PHSS_9201,r=B.10.00.00.AA,a=HP-UX_B.10.00_700/800,v=HP"
     for fileset "ACXX.ACXX,l=/opt/aCC,r=A.01.00" cannot be successfully resolved.

     ERROR: File "/usr/lib/libXm.a" missing.
     NOTE: Volatile file "/etc/vue/config/types/Asharedprnt.vf" missing.
     NOTE: Volatile file "/var/opt/sharedprint/printer_cache" missing.

Some are contradictory:

    WARNING: Directory "/" should have group,gid "bin,2" but the actual group,gid is "root,0".
    WARNING: Directory "/" should have group,gid "other,1" but the actual group,gid is "root,0".
    WARNING: Directory "/" should have group,gid "sys,3" but the actual group,gid is "root,0".
    WARNING: Directory "/" should have group,gid "users,20" but the actual group,gid is "root,0".
    WARNING: Directory "/" should have mode "1363" but the actual mode is "755".
    WARNING: Directory "/" should have mode "555" but the actual mode is "755".
    WARNING: Directory "/" should have mode "775" but the actual mode is "755".
    WARNING: Directory "/" should have owner,uid "bin,2" but the actual owner,uid is "root,0".
    WARNING: Directory "/" should have owner,uid "xbuild,3395" but the actual owner,uid is "root,0".

And some messages I do not believe. There are several like this:

WARNING: Directory "/opt/graphics" should have owner,uid "root,1073888368" but the actual owner,uid is "bin,2".

The remaining errors all seem to be on these lines:

ERROR: File "/opt/hparray/bin/arraydsp" had a different mtime than expected.
ERROR: File "/opt/hparray/bin/arraydsp" should have size "259473" bytes but the actual size is "263563" bytes.

or like this:

ERROR: File "/opt/softbench/lib/SB5.0/libspc-5.sl" had a different mtime than expected.
ERROR: File "/opt/softbench/lib/SB5.0/libspc-5.sl" should have cksum "4103835355" but the actual cksum is "2945871265".

So my Queries are:

Have I got the wrong disks ? These appeared on a 715;
I got a vaguely similar flood of errors on a 712.

Did I choose a bad set of applications? I installed

developers toolkit, 8user licence, C, Pascal, Fortran, C++, jetadmin
and the Patch Bundle

The SW_GETTOOLS set was rejected on analysis; likewise ACXX was skipped
during install (because it was missing a patch). I did not make any
attempt to force swinstall to install anything that failed analysis.

Is it normal to get such a flood of errors from  swverify ?

If so, is there any recognised way to separate the signal from the noise?

Is there any way to get the missing files installed?

 
 
 

Horrible HPUX 10 again

Post by Mike Keighle » Fri, 26 Jun 1998 04:00:00



> Is it normal to get such a flood of errors from  swverify ?

YES

Quote:

> Is there any way to get the missing files installed?

swinstall -x "reinstall=true" -x "reinstall_files=true" -s /cdrom
    ... plus list of appropriate bundles/products/filesets...