I've run into difficulty installing sparc kernel patch 120011-14 from the Oct/03/07 recommended patch cluster onto 6/01 and 6/06 systems with non-global zones (whether small or large).
As long as all non-global zones are halted (and don't have ZFS roots), the patch installs all right in the global zone. However, it gives a failure message for installation in the non-global zones because user nobody can't read the zone roots (due to the required 700 permissions on those directories). If I try to give nobody read access to those directories, the patch fails anyhow because it can't boot the non-global zone (it fails on the 700 perms check). I can't run the patch with the zones already started because the kernel patch requires them to be halted (for deferred activation patching). So, I'm boxed in. There are a couple other patches not installing into the non-global zones because they fail a dependency check on the kernel patch. I'm hoping that the small zones are inheriting the patches anyhow, but I don't know what to do with the big zones. Any thoughts? This message posted from opensolaris.org _______________________________________________ zones-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org