SUMMARY: What happen when you do an a Cluster Patch with ....???

From: German, Vinnie <>
Date: Fri Apr 05 2002 - 16:34:39 EST
Special thanks to:
Michael Hocke []

Here is my original question:

> Managers:
> Here is a question which actually has me thinking right now and I just
> don't have a
> straight answer on what happen when we do run the Cluster patch on a
> machine.
> Here is my sceneario: a machine running Solaris 8. I believe the person
> who installed
> machine did not did a full install and because of this machine is missing
> some libraries.
> When I do a "uanme -a" in this machine I get the following:
> 	5.8 Generic_108528-09 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-5_10
> What I'm thinking of doing is installing the latest and recommended
> patches for Solaris 8 which
> will bring the machine to:
> 	5.8 Generic_108528-14 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-5_10
> If I do install that Cluster patch which will bring my machine to
> 108528-14 will it install those missing
> libraries or will just bring the machine to 108528-14 and because in
> previous install those libraries 
> were not there it will not install them here?
> Will I get missing libraries if I do the Cluster install or no.?
> Thanks in advance,
> Vinnie.

	Here is the answer:

	No. You will never get patches which were never  installed on the
original install.

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