If you, after installing BoKS 6.7.1 on Solaris 10, try to execute the
$BOKS_DIR/Patches/backoutpatch script, it will fail and return

the following error message:

backoutpatch: FORCE_HOTFIX_UNINSTALL=1: is not an identifier

The patch will not be uninstalled, and no action is performed on the

Resolution / Workaround

There are two workarounds:

1) Use ksh to run the backoutpatch script:

/bin/ksh $BOKS_DIR/Patches/backoutpatch

2) Download the fixed backoutpatch script, attached to this article, save it in
$BOKS_DIR/Patches and execute that.

New BoKS 6.7.1 packages for Solaris 10 SPARC and x86 where the above problem has been corrected, were released on Jan 14, 2016.

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Last Modified On: June 28, 2019