[ Docs | Tools | Advisories | Full-Disclosure ]
If you find yourself without the showrev(1M)
command after a core install then here's how to get it back:
The command itself is part of the SUNWadmc package, but it also requires libadmapm.so.2 and friends from the SUNWadmfw package too.
If you have your installation CDs to hand, and are working on a local machine, then installation should be as trivial as running:
pkgadd -d /cdrom/cdrom0/s2/Solaris_8/Product SUNWadmc SUNWadmfw
but in the case of a remote install, simply spool the packages off a local system:
pkgadd -s /tmp/SUNWadmc -d /cdrom/cdrom0/s2/Solaris_8/Product SUNWadmc pkgadd -s /tmp/SUNWadmfw -d /cdrom/cdrom0/s2/Solaris_8/Product SUNWadmfw
.. then transfer them to the remote host and execute
pkgadd -d SUNWadmc pkgadd -d SUNWadmfw
from the directory containing the spooled packages.
Incidently, this program is also required for Sun's patchdiag tool to work properly, too.
NB: Astute reader Dr David Kirby pointed out that there
are additional dependencies such as SUNWcsl and
These are required for dynamic library support and the C runtime library itself.
Using ldd(1) from the SUNWtoo package is ideal for troubleshooting in this situation.
John Cartwright <firstname.lastname@example.org>