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  1. Solaris 10, updates, now NO updates?

    Hi All,

    I ran the update client on solaris, to find out whether there
    were new updates, It found 2 new updates,

    1) UPdate client software
    2) Apache update - 19Meg

    I selected only the update client.. It downloaded, installed. No
    problem. I closed the update client program and ran it again, to see
    that it was indeed a newer version.

    Clicked on "Check for updates".. 0 found

    Where has the Apache update gone? I am not too concerned about apache,
    my concern is, what if its overlooking critical updates in the future
    in this manner.

    Any thoughts?

  2. Re: Solaris 10, updates, now NO updates?

    Alex wrote:
    > Clicked on "Check for updates".. 0 found


    It seems to be quite common that update manager doesn't give
    consistent results.

    > Where has the Apache update gone? I am not too concerned about apache,
    > my concern is, what if its overlooking critical updates in the future
    > in this manner.


    Get PCA (see signature for the link). You can ask that for a second
    opinion about which patches are missing on your system.

    mp.
    --
    Systems Administrator | Institute of Scientific Computing | Univ. of Vienna
    | http://www.par.univie.ac.at/solaris/pca/
    Patch Check Advanced | Analyze, download and install patches for Sun Solaris

  3. Re: Solaris 10, updates, now NO updates?


    "Martin Paul" wrote in message
    news:452cba29$0$11352$3b214f66@usenet.univie.ac.at ...
    > Alex wrote:
    > > Clicked on "Check for updates".. 0 found

    >
    > It seems to be quite common that update manager doesn't give
    > consistent results.
    >
    > > Where has the Apache update gone? I am not too concerned about apache,
    > > my concern is, what if its overlooking critical updates in the future
    > > in this manner.

    >
    > Get PCA (see signature for the link). You can ask that for a second
    > opinion about which patches are missing on your system.
    >
    > mp.
    > --
    > Systems Administrator | Institute of Scientific Computing | Univ. of

    Vienna
    > | http://www.par.univie.ac.at/solaris/pca/
    > Patch Check Advanced | Analyze, download and install patches for Sun

    Solaris

    Hey, you wrote that. Great job.
    I tried it and you are correct it does nicely, using it now on an Ultra60
    running Solaris 5.9.



  4. Re: Solaris 10, updates, now NO updates?

    Generally I find that Suns patching process works. We've around 200 Solaris
    8/9/10 systems, both x86 and sparc and smpatch and updatemanager works
    without problem. The majority of the systems have a Sun support contract
    which may help.

    But, on occasion the whole process goes tits up. I spent most of yesterday
    trying to patch a V240 running Sol10 with one non-local zone. Both smpatch
    and updatemanager were flakey, presenting different patches and refused to
    apply patches (such as 118833-24) which later I applied by hand without
    error or warning. But in the end two patches, 122761-01 and 123252-01 would
    not apply. 122761 fails with...

    The following requested patches have packages not installed on the system
    Package SUNWswupcl from directory SUNWswupcl in patch 122761-01 is not
    installed on the system. Changes for package SUNWswupcl will not be applied
    to the system.
    Package SUNWswupclr from directory SUNWswupclr in patch 122761-01 is not
    installed on the system. Changes for package SUNWswupclr will not be applied
    to the system.

    ....which I'll have to research today rather than working on N1 which is what
    I'm supposed to be doing.

    Then there are the Studio11 patches. These still can only be applied by
    hand because they require the "-G" option on patchadd. This has been
    happening for months without explaination that I can discover.


    --
    Geoff Lane, Airstrip One


  5. Re: Solaris 10, updates, now NO updates?

    news@buffy.sighup.org.uk wrote:
    >
    > Then there are the Studio11 patches. These still can only be applied by
    > hand because they require the "-G" option on patchadd. This has been
    > happening for months without explaination that I can discover.
    >

    They tell me it's down to the installer not playing with zones.

    I tend to apply these by running pca twice, the second time using the -G
    option, typicaly:

    pca -i -n
    pca -i -G
    pca -i (to catch the patches that require a reboot)

    --
    Ian Collins.

  6. Re: Solaris 10, updates, now NO updates?

    Alex wrote:
    > Hi All,
    >
    > I ran the update client on solaris, to find out whether there
    > were new updates, It found 2 new updates,
    >
    > 1) UPdate client software
    > 2) Apache update - 19Meg
    >
    > I selected only the update client.. It downloaded, installed. No
    > problem. I closed the update client program and ran it again, to see
    > that it was indeed a newer version.
    >
    > Clicked on "Check for updates".. 0 found
    >
    > Where has the Apache update gone? I am not too concerned about apache,
    > my concern is, what if its overlooking critical updates in the future
    > in this manner.
    >
    > Any thoughts?


    Seems as though the missing update has now appeared in the list
    of updates for the first time today.. Weird.

    Thanks to all for the replies, I'll certainly give PCA a look at.

    Alex

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