administering patches - SGI

This is a discussion on administering patches - SGI ; hello, I just downloaded all the securiy patches from SGI for 6.5.19m What is the best way to install them ? I am new to sgi. IS there a way to list the patches installed on a system and the ...

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    hello,
    I just downloaded all the securiy patches from SGI for 6.5.19m
    What is the best way to install them ?
    I am new to sgi.
    IS there a way to list the patches installed on a system
    and the software installed on a system (like sort of pkg_info for sun?)

    thank u very much

    Rick


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    Rick wrote:
    > I just downloaded all the securiy patches from SGI for 6.5.19m
    > What is the best way to install them ?


    Unpack all .tar/.tardist files into a single directory (lets say
    /usr/dist/patches-6.5.19m/) and point the SoftwareManager to it:

    swmgr -f /usr/dist/patches-6.5.19m/

    > I am new to sgi.


    Be sure to only install the patches that fit to your 6.5.19m system :-).
    Install only the patches that you really need ("don't fix what ain't
    broken").

    > IS there a way to list the patches installed on a system
    > and the software installed on a system (like sort of pkg_info for sun?)


    Beside browsing the installed software using the swmgr GUI you have a
    few tools for that task. Starting from a very simple approach using "ls
    /var/inst" you can also use "showprods patch*" or the textmode installer
    "inst" and list alle poducts in there.

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    thank you for your reply.
    anyway the swmgr will show me conflicts if some patch is not needed right ?

    thank you

    Rick

    In article , Marcus Herbert wrote:
    > Rick wrote:
    >> I just downloaded all the securiy patches from SGI for 6.5.19m
    >> What is the best way to install them ?

    >
    > Unpack all .tar/.tardist files into a single directory (lets say
    > /usr/dist/patches-6.5.19m/) and point the SoftwareManager to it:
    >
    > swmgr -f /usr/dist/patches-6.5.19m/
    >
    >> I am new to sgi.

    >
    > Be sure to only install the patches that fit to your 6.5.19m system :-).
    > Install only the patches that you really need ("don't fix what ain't
    > broken").
    >
    >> IS there a way to list the patches installed on a system
    >> and the software installed on a system (like sort of pkg_info for sun?)

    >
    > Beside browsing the installed software using the swmgr GUI you have a
    > few tools for that task. Starting from a very simple approach using "ls
    > /var/inst" you can also use "showprods patch*" or the textmode installer
    > "inst" and list alle poducts in there.
    >


  4. Re: administering patches

    Rick wrote:
    > anyway the swmgr will show me conflicts if some patch is not needed right ?


    >> Unpack all .tar/.tardist files into a single directory (lets say
    >> /usr/dist/patches-6.5.19m/) and point the SoftwareManager to it:
    >>
    >> swmgr -f /usr/dist/patches-6.5.19m/


    My method doesn't require graphics:

    inst -f -a /usr/dist/patches-6.5.19m/

    It just installs patches you need, and doesn't install the ones you
    don't need. Usually it'll tell you to reboot when it's done.

    Damian Menscher
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