[Samba] Problem upgrading Samba on Solaris 8 - getting "requires that a unique instance error"

Clayton Kroh ckroh at clarion.edu
Wed Jun 27 13:24:36 GMT 2007

Running Solaris 8 in a Sun E-250 and when I attempted to upgrade a working

Samba install from version 3.0.24 to version 3.0.25a I got this error:


# pkgadd -d samba-3.0.25a-sol8-sparc-local 


The following packages are available:

  1  SMCsamba     samba

                  (sparc) 3.0.25a


Select package(s) you wish to process (or 'all' to process

all packages). (default: all) [?,??,q]: all


Processing package instance <SMCsamba> from



(sparc) 3.0.25a


Current administration requires that a unique instance of the

<SMCsamba> package be created.  However, the maximum number of

instances of the package which may be supported at one time on the

same system has already been met.


No changes were made to the system.



The command "pkginfo -l |grep -i samba" shows



NAME:  samba

VENDOR:  The Samba Group

PKGINST:  samba

VENDOR:  Samba Team

EMAIL:  samba at samba.org


Do I need to run the command "pkgrm SMCsamba" and then run the upgrade




Clayton Kroh                             ckroh at clarion.edu

Manager, Enterprise Services     Ph.  (814) 393-1673

Clarion University of PA              Fax (814) 393-1846

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Clarion,  PA   16214


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