opensolaris – pkg verify

I ran through a pkg verify the other day and came across a lot of errors. Running the subsequent pkg fix command presented me with this…

pkg: Requested “install” operation would affect files that cannot be modified in live image.

Please retry this operation on an alternate boot environment.

This is the fix….

mkdir /mnt/osol-134fix
beadm create osol-134fix
beadm mount osol-134fix /mnt/osol-134fix
pkg -R /mnt/osol-134fix fix –accept
beadm activate osol-134fix

Then reboot your machine into the new boot image