SUMMARY: Old, Old Patches 107496-01

From: Crist Clark <>
Date: Tue Feb 22 2011 - 14:32:34 EST
You can all stop sending me links to rogue patch repositories
that you found via Google. ;) I didn't want to be putting
patches from strangers on my system, but the patch in particular
has no binary code so I took the leap and used one. I looked
it over, and all though I didn't look at all of the thousands
of lines of the installpatch script, I don't feel too worried.

I had a few kind offers from people with CD0 in their possession
to either snail mail the real thing or make an image available.
Thanks for the offer, but the workaround of manually supplying
the kernel path was enough to get around that. However, the
interesting piece of information I did get was to look for that
particular CDROM with Solaris 2.6 release media. (I didn't go
as far as going back to look myself.)

We're still digging for the last 2.5.1 recommended patch
cluster we can find.

No one offered any hope that I was going to actually discover
these things hidden somewhere in the Oracle support site. Oh,
SunSolve, I never knew how good we had it.

On 2/21/2011 at  4:44 PM, "Crist Clark" <> wrote:
> I'm trying to bring an old 240R to life running Solaris
> 2.5.1. Yes. I know. It is unsupported. This is a test
> box to replicate a different 2.5.1 system that is still
> in production on even older hardware.
> Problem is that 2.5.1 is even old for an 240R. See the
> problem described in Sun document 1005945. You either
> need a special pre-installation CDROM called CD0,
>   April 1999      PN 704-6657-10
>   May 1999        PN 704-6657-11
>   September 1999  PN 704-6914-10
>   February 2000       PN 704-7076-10
> None of which we can seem to find among our old Solaris
> 2.5.1 media. I can workaround the issue and get the OS
> installed. But I still need patch 107496-01 to get that
> system to boot. Searching for patches at the Oracle support
> site is turning up nothing for that patch ID. I can't tell
> if it's just not there or if they've decided that I don't
> get access. I'm also trying to find an old 2.5.1
> recommended cluster to see if that one is in there, but
> I haven't managed to turn one up and again, I can't seem
> to download it anywhere from Oracle's support site.
> Anyone know where to find any of these?

Crist Clark
Network Security Specialist, Information Systems
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