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ArcGIS 9.3.1 (Engine, Server, SDK) General Update Patch for Linux and Solaris

Published: August 4, 2009


This patch provides stability and usability improvements for ArcGIS (Engine,Server, SDK) for Linux and Solaris.


ESRIĀ® announces the ArcGIS 9.3.1 (Engine, Server, SDK) General Update Patch for Linux and Solaris. This patch provides the ability to update the path to data for msd files and improves the stability of (ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Server, SDK) under heavy load on machines with many CPUs. This patch is recommended for 9.3.1 customers who are using optimized map services and for ArcGIS (Engine, Server, SDK) in production environments. This patch replaces the "ArcGIS 9.3.1 (Server, Engine, SDK) MXD Path Editor Patch" for Linux and Solaris only. It deals specifically with the issues listed below under Issues Addressed with this Patch.

(NOTE: There is NOT a version of this patch for Microsoft Windows as the issues addressed are platform specific for Linux and Solaris.)


Issues Addressed with this Patch

  • NIM045974 - ArcGIS Server is unresponsive after a period of high volume requests.
  • NIM045975 - Unix/Linux: ArcGIS Server 93 SP1 -exporting a map service to PDF format. The highway shield label text is not centered. shift a little bit.

Files Installed in this Patch

  • Solaris:

    • bin/
    • bin/servercontainer.rsb
    • servercore/vmw/mwver/mwpatch.lst
    • servercore/vmw/mwver/mwpatch.txt
    • servercore/vmw/mw/lib-sunos5_optimized/


    • bin/
    • bin/servercontainer.rsb
    • vmw/mwver/mwpatch.lst
    • vmw/mwver/mwpatch.txt
    • vmw/mw/lib-linux_optimized/


Installing the Patch

Since this Patch replaces 9.3.1 files, you must have ArcGIS 9.3.1 installed before you can install this Patch. For the same reason, you shouldn't install it while anyone is using ArcGIS.

Installing this patch on Sun Solaris, SUSE Linux and Red Hat Linux (Intel)

Run the following install steps as the ArcGISEngine or ArcGISServer Install owner, (NOT super user). The Install owner is the owner of the arcgis folder. For ArcGIS Server, make sure no one is using ArcGIS Server during the install.

  1. For ArcGIS Server, stop the ArcGIS server by typing:
    % arcgis/scripts/stopserver
  2. Extract the specified tar file by typing:
    % tar -xvf gis931-engine-gup-patch-linux.tar (Linux)
    % tar -xvf gis931-engine-gup-patch-slrs.tar (Sun Solaris)
    % tar -xvf gis931-server-gup-patch-linux.tar (Linux)
    % tar -xvf gis931-server-gup-patch-slrs.tar (Sun Solaris)
  3. Start the installation by typing:
    % ./applypatch
    This will start the dialog for the menu-driven installation procedure. Default selections are noted in parentheses ( ). To quit the installation procedure, type 'q' at any time.

  4. For ArcGIS Server, start the ArcGIS Server by typing:

    • % arcgis/scripts/startserver

Patch Updates

Check Online Support Center periodically for the availability of additional patches. New information about this Patch will be posted here.

  • May 12, 2010 - This patch will be included in the next available Service Pack or Major Release.

How to identify which Patch is installed


To find out what ArcGIS products are currently installed on your machine, download the PatchFinder931.exe utility and run it from your local machine.

Sun Solaris, SUSE Linux and Red Hat Linux (Intel)

To find out what ArcGIS products are currently installed on your machine, download and extract the PatchFinder utility from PatchFinder.tar and run it from your local machine.

Getting Help

Domestic sites, please contact ESRI Technical Support at 1-888-377-4575, if you have any difficulty installing this Service Pack. International sites, please contact your local ESRI software distributor.

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