SUMMARY: Installing Solaris 2.5.1 Server

From: Davide Tonelli (
Date: Wed Aug 11 1999 - 12:34:14 CDT


thanks to all the replays:
        Jeff Kennedy
        Greg Obremski
        Kevin Venable
        Nikolai P. Iordano
        Petersen, Dwight
        Andrew M TOWNSEN
        Colin_Melville (thanks for the scripts)
        Yasir Hamza
        Jayant Ramakrishna
        and others.

Basically the procedure is correct. Some patches are present in both
clusters but that shouldn't be a problem. A good idea is to check with
'patchdiag' (available for free at the SUN web site) before starting the
patch installation to be sure that all the needed patches are there.
Everybody agree that installing the patches will take a LONG time ... sigh!

Thanks a lot for you help


***************** ORIGINAL QUESTION **************************************

Hi all,

We'll install Solaris 2.5.1 on the server in a few days. We decided to
install from scratch on a new disk other than upgrading our SunOS 4.1.3
disks (first because the disks are pretty old and second because we want
to get rid of a lot of old applications that nobody is using anyway).
The question is: How we install the patches?
I mean, once the OS is in place is a good procedure to install:

1) the recommended patch cluster, and
2) the Y2K_All patch cluster right after??

Can the same procedure be used for desktop installations?

Thanks for your help


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