Stay out, little mothie. What you wanna get trapped again? Or did you come back to say thanks?
And the moth flies away.
Enjoy Wide Open Spaces by the Dixie Chicks.
|7:19 am||Send first email to the ipsec'ies telling them that IT said I did not need to have root access to install these new Punchin packages. Was that correct?|
|7:25 am||Receive a reply telling me to get a second opinion. An ipsec'ie wrote, "This is clearly wrong and shows a complete lack of understanding of Solaris packaging, let alone Punchin."|
|8:00 am||Send my second opinion in an email to IT Services Feedback - from whom I still have not heard. (UPDATE 6/16: Received an email this morning telling me I could use the iWork Update Tool - oh? - if the iWork Client was supported - ooohhhh. ...if you wish to keep the the current iWork install, you will need to take over control of the root password and remove the One Time Password scheme [|
|9:12 am||Learn from ipsec'ie that I need to remove the |
|11:00 am||Find the installation disk (brand, new, shrink-wrapped and all) and, deep in the bowels of a separate email thread also from the same alias, the reason my laptop would not boot from it (internal only link). It's a Toshiba thing that I was able to conquer by turning on the laptop and pushing the F12 button.|
|11:05 am||Get root access via installation disk and attempt to change the root password by using |
An ipsec'ie responds, "As opposed to an expected failure. You've got a strange system there."
|12:27 pm||Define my final 2 options: |
|2:05 pm||Receive email regarding modification of the |
|2:27 pm||Don't ask me how, don't ask me why. For the umpteenth time, I boot from the installation disk to try to get the hard drive mounted using the installation disk root account. I leave the room to make a sandwich before I pass out and come back to a screen I had never seen before. I get to the same installation disk root account from a different way and, lo and behold, I am now able to mount the hard disk.|
|2:30 pm||Remove one-time root password package, |
|2:38 pm||Changed the |
|2:47 pm||Log into the actual laptop. Check that |
|3:05 pm||Attempts at removing the older Punchin packages fail until I realize the ones I had on my computer had different names from the names used in the procedure I was following. Successfully remove the two packages. (Duh.)|
|3:17 pm||Search to ultimately find that the |
|3:29 pm||Find myself punched in to a Santa Clara server and send a note to the ipsec'ies thanking them for their help.|