System Administration Guide: Basic Administration
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Restrictions on Adding and Removing Software Packages and Patches for Solaris Releases That are Not Zones Aware

On systems that are running a Solaris release that is not zones aware, using any command that accepts the -R option to specify an alternate root path for a global zone that has non-global zones installed, does not work.

These commands include:

  • pkgadd

  • pkgrm

  • patchadd

  • patchrm

See the pkgadd(1M), pkgrm(1M), patchadd(1M), and patchrm(1M) man pages.

For additional information, see Restrictions on Using patchadd -R to Create an Alternate root Path.

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