After update to SLES10 SP3, SPident shows malformatted output

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 Service Pack 3

Situation

After online or DVD update from SLE10SP2 to SLE10SP3, SPident -vv is returning output like the following:

linux-rdm4:~ # SPident -vv

Summary                          (using 386 packages)
Product/ServicePack                conflict        match  update      (shipped)
UnitedLinux-1.0-i386                0    0%      0    0%       0    (888    0%)
UnitedLinux-1.0-Developer-i386      0    0%      0    0%       0    (887    0%)
UnitedLinux-1.0-i386-SP1            0    0%      0    0%       0     (70    0%)
SLES-8-i386                         0    0%      0    0%       0     (87    0%)
UnitedLinux-1.0-i386-SP2            0    0%      0    0%       0    (160    0%)
UnitedLinux-1.0-i386-SP2a           0    0%      0    0%       0    (166    0%)
UnitedLinux-1.0-i386-SP3            0    0%      0    0%       0    (278    0%)
UnitedLinux-1.0-i386-SP4            0    0%      0    0%       0    (310    0%)
NLD-9-i386                          0    0%      0    0%       0   (1460    0%)
SLES-9-i386                         0    0%      0    0%       0   (1486    0%)
SLES-9-i386-SP1                     0    0%      0    0%       0    (481    0%)
NLD-9-i386-SP1                      0    0%      0    0%       0    (404    0%)
SLES-9-i386-SP2                     0    0%      0    0%       0    (647    0%)
SLES-9-i386-SP3                     0    0%      0    0%       0    (750    0%)
SLE-10-i386                         0    0%    100 25.9%       0   (2524  4.0%)
SLES-10-i386                        0    0%    100 25.9%       0   (1885  5.3%)
SLED-10-i386                        0    0%     93 24.1%       0   (1804  5.2%)
SLE-10-i386-SP1                     0    0%    155 40.2%       0   (2701  5.7%)
SLE-10-i386-SP2                     0    0%    205 53.1%       0   (2875  7.1%)
SLE-10-i386-SP3                     0    0%    386  100%       0   (2294 16.8%)

 Legend for Package Details:
  -  conflicting package (found < expected)

CONCLUSION: System is up-to-date!
  found    SLE-10-i386-SP3

linux-rdm4:~ #

SPident should just list the system it was executed on and not list all products.

Resolution

To correct the output of SPident use:

  cd /usr/share/misc/SPident/
  mkdir backup
  mv {U,N,SLE{S,D}}* backup/

This will move all non SLES10 relevant product data to the subdirectory backup. As an alternative, the data may be deleted using

  rm -f /usr/share/misc/SPident/{U,N,SLE{S,D}}*

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  • Document ID:7004806
  • Creation Date: 05-Nov-2009
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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