[OpenIndiana-discuss] Problem with pkg image-update

Yuri Pankov yuri.pankov at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 03:26:15 UTC 2012

On Thu, 13 Sep 2012 23:21:30 -0400, Mark Creamer wrote:
> My server is currently at oi151a5, and it's been about a month, so I ran
> pkg image-update to check on available updates. As expected, the packages
> from oi151a6 were available, so I let it run. When the installation was
> complete, I noticed it said that pkg could not activate the new BE. I ran
> beadm list, and saw all of the BEs listed, with the one I'm in now marked
> N, and the new one marked R. The new one shows a mount point under
> /tmp/.....
> Because I saw that it said it could not activate the new BE, I decided not
> to reboot because I wasn't sure what would happen to my old BE. I then
> attempted beadm activate opensolaris-6 which is my current running BE, the
> one marked N in beadm list. It said it could not promote the BE.
> I'm leaving it be until I can get some advice on what to do. For example,
> should I destroy the latest BE that was just created but could not be
> activated?

Not really related to your question, but try setting BE_PRINT_ERR 
environment variable to "true" to check why beadm is unable to activate 
new BE.

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