When my customer attempts to install a patch in single user mode all of
the patches are rejected immediately.
ERROR: unable to boot zone: problem running </usr/sbin/zoneadm> on zone
<syswithz01>: error 1
/syswithzones/syswithz01 must not be group readable.
/syswithzones/syswithz01 must not be group executable.
/syswithzones/syswithz01 must not be world readable.
/syswithzones/syswithz01 must not be world executable.
could not verify zonepath /syswithzones/syswithz01 because of the above
zoneadm: zone 'syswithz01': WARNING: pools facility not active; zone
will not be bound to pool 'pool_syswithz01'.
zoneadm: zone syswithz01 failed to verify

Can not boot non-global zone syswithz01
Verifying that patch 119254-32 is installed.

It seems the patching script was trying to access the local zone
filesystems or zoneadm utility but could not.

There is a procedure to add and remove patches from a system with zones at:


But it does not appear to specify if adminstrator needs to be in single
user or multi-user mode.

Is there a recommended user mode or procedure on how to add a patch to a
system running zones ?

Richard Pedano
Engagement Architect
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
6000 Midlantic Drive, Suite 102N
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 US
Phone: x52711/+1 856 231-5711
Mobile: (856)981-6756
Fax: (856) 273-0773

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