SUMMARY: Patchdiag and Solaris 10

From: Tom Crummey <>
Date: Mon Sep 05 2005 - 12:45:28 EDT

I dug into patchdiag myself and found that it is basically a compiled
perl program with the source supplied. On looking at this, it become
apparent that the logic used to determine the OS version was wrong. It
assumed a single digit after the '.' (E.g. 5.9). This caused the version
of SunOS it thought it was running on to be 1, not 10.

I can supply the changes I made if requested.

An alternative is to set up smpatch which is the more up to date way of
managing patches.

Thanks to:

Vincent S. Cojot
Tim Evans
and others who may reply before seeing this summary.


 Tom Crummey, Systems and Network Manager,   EMAIL:
 Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering,                  
 University College London,                  TEL: +44 (0)20 7679 3898   
 Torrington Place,                           FAX: +44 (0)20 7388 9325
 London, UK, WC1E 7JE.                         
sunmanagers mailing list
Received on Mon Sep 5 12:46:32 2005

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Thu Mar 03 2016 - 06:43:51 EST