Solaris > Patch Management

What is patch?
1)Patch is nothing but updated or enhanced version of installed software (binary file or library collection) which update the software, in order to increase the:
a. Stability
b. Performance
c. Bug fix
d. New features into system.

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2) Visit the site SunSolve to download or to find out the patch reports.

3) Each patch has unique patch number followed by revision number for e.g. 111112-03

To Displays a list of the patches currently applied:
1) Use the command patchadd –p as follows:
# patchadd –p
OR
# showrev -p

How to add or install patch to system?
1) Download the patch from suns web site.

2) Unzip the patch by running command:
#unzip 111307-04.zip

3 Apply the patch as follows:
# patchadd 111307-04

Checking installed patches…
Verifying sufficient filesystem capacity (dry run method)…
Installing patch packages…

Patch number 111307-04 has been successfully installed.
See /var/sadm/patch/111307-04/log for details

4) Reboot the system

To remove the patch:
1) Simply run command patchrm
# patchrm 111112-03

How to install the patch without backing up current file (use with caution)?
1) Use –d switch to patchadd command
# patchadd –d 111112-03

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2 comments… add one
  • Unknown Dec 19, 2005 @ 19:29

    Now try using the patch-managing software sun provides using nothing but a CLI !

  • sreehari Nov 15, 2011 @ 9:35

    What is the difference between showrev command and patchadd –p command?

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