Bug #879

Update Manager tells I am running an Live Image

Added by Chao Xia almost 10 years ago. Updated about 7 years ago.

PKG (Image Packaging System)
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Hello, I installed OpenIndiana-148-dev on my laptop nearly half a month ago.
When I checked for package updates with Update Manager today, I got the following error "This is an Live Image. The install operation can't be performed".
I need your help for this even though I know there may be no updates at all.
I love this distribution, and it runs faster on my laptop than Solaris and OpenSolaris.
Thank you for your attention and best regards!

Related issues

Related to OpenIndiana Distribution - Bug #3874: Packagemanager core dumps with hipsterClosedOI Userland2013-07-082013-12-10


Updated by Albert Lee almost 10 years ago

  • Category set to PKG (Image Packaging System)

Another user has reported this happens after refreshing catalogs.


Updated by Alan Coopersmith almost 10 years ago

Sounds like
which was reported in pkg build 147, fixed in pkg build 149.


Updated by Albert Lee over 9 years ago

  • Target version set to oi_151
  • Difficulty set to Medium
  • Tags set to needs-triage

For people reading this, the workaround is to use pkg image-update. The bug only affects the packagemanager GUI.


Updated by Julian Wiesener over 9 years ago

  • Target version changed from oi_151 to oi_151_stable

Updated by Julian Wiesener over 9 years ago

  • Assignee set to OI JDS

Updated by Guido Berhörster over 9 years ago

  • Assignee changed from OI JDS to OI PKG

Updated by Nikola M. over 9 years ago

This bug is still present in beta 151 of /dev-il that I am running.

After failed update failure due to another bug
(at server-side pkg disabling download below certain update speed..),
GUI Package manager and webinstall refuses to install any package anymore, saying it is an live image.


Updated by Ken Mays about 7 years ago

  • Due date set to 2013-12-15
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • Tags changed from needs-triage to pkg

packagemanager is now a decommissioned feature. The new pkg release n /hipster fixed this issue.

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