SUMMARY: How to check the update version of a solaris 8 server ?

From: Sabrina Lautier <>
Date: Wed Apr 21 2004 - 09:45:28 EDT
Dear admins,

First and foremost thanks a lot for all your answers !

Here is the solution:
$ cat /etc/release
|     Solaris 8 10/01 s28s_u6wos_08a SPARC
| Copyright 2001 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.
|     Assembled 12 September 2001

The current update version of our Sol8 server is then 6 (u6).

FYI, to update from 6 to 7 I have to install the Maintenance Updates MU7

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Dear admins,

Does anybody know how to check what the update version is on my solaris 8
server ?
I'm not asking for the release version (which I can easily get with the
uname command) but for the update one.

To move to a new disk array, one of the prerequisites is to have a 7
solaris 8 OS update version.
And I don't really know how to check this...
We installed the OS from a Sol8 10/01 CD-ROM.
I guess the update version is calculated according to the patches applied
since the installation.

Any idea of how to check this ?

Thanks a lot for your help,

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