Bug #879

Update Manager tells I am running an Live Image

Added by Chao Xia over 9 years ago. Updated almost 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!

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


Updated by Albert Lee over 9 years ago

  • Category set to PKG (Image Packaging System)

Another user has reported this happens after refreshing catalogs.


Updated by Alan Coopersmith over 9 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. about 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 almost 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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