I'm testing PCA on as many platforms as possible. Currently I'm
installing all patches on Solaris 9 9/05 (SPARC) and 10 8/11
(SPARC and x86) on a daily basis. I have personally tested PCA on
Solaris 2.5.1, 2.6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 (SPARC/sun4u, unpatched FCS).
In rare cases PCA will show patches as uninstalled which don't
really apply to the system, or patches which should install according
to PCA fail to install. If you experience such a case, don't hesitate
to contact me. If possible, I integrate special handling procedures
for such patches into PCA. If this is not possible, or if a patch
is unusual in some other way, it is listed below:
- The patches
(Patch Manager 2 Upgrade Required) only exist
to notify the Sun Patch Manager 2.0 users of the requirement to
upgrade to Sun Connection Update Manager; they do not install any
files. For PCA users, this is irrelevant anyway.
(SunOS 5.8 5.9 5.10: Live Upgrade Patch):
Depending on the OS version on which the patch is installed and the
actual patch revision, it
requires certain packages and different patches which are not listed
in patchdiag.xref, so the patch may not apply on every system.
See the patch README for details. The same applies to
(SunOS 5.8_x86 5.9_x86 5.10_x86: Live Upgrade Patch).
(SunOS 5.10: kernel patch) and
(SunOS 5.10_x86: kernel patch) require a
reconfiguration reboot immediately after installation. No other
patches can be installed before the system has been rebooted.
(SunOS 5.9: Manual Page updates for Solaris 9):
This patch requires
(SunOS 5.9: Manual Page updates for Solaris 9)
to be installed. 117593 is a little unusual, because it replaces the
complete SUNWman package with a new version. 117595 will only be
shown (and installed) by PCA if 117593 has been installed previously.
(SunOS 5.9: /usr/lib/ssh/sshd Patch),
(SunOS 5.9: /usr/bin/ssh Patch),
(SunOS 5.9_x86: usr/bin/ssh patch and
(SunOS 5.9_x86: usr/lib/ssh/sshd Patch) ssh and
sshd have been modified in a way that they now require the SUNWfns
package to continue to function. This is enforced by a prePatch script
which checks for the existance of SUNWfns.
Verify that SUNWfns is installed before trying to install these patches.
As of 2009/12/18, the ssh/sshd patches have been obsoleted by the current
revisions of the patches
(SunOS 5.9: Kernel Patch) and
(SunOS 5.9_x86: Kernel Patch). So these patches
now require SUNWfns.
(Netra ft1800 6.7: Misc. fix Patch), and
(Netra ft1800 6.7: Multiple fixes patch):
These patches are only to be installed on Netra ft1800 systems. Check
the README files for special installation instructions.