Category: Solaris Packages & Patching

Solaris Packages and Patches Information Center

Read – [Video] Solaris Patching Strategy Read – Patching Beginners Guide Read – Patching Using Live Upgrade Read – Known Issues that frequently fails the Live Upgrade Read – Find the software package a file belongs to Read – Patching to non-global zones Read – Installing...

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Solaris 10 : Installing packages/Patches/ Applications in zones

  In the global zone view the SMCsudo and SMCtop packages: cd /export/home/student/zones pkginfo -d sudo-1.6.8p4-sol10-zones-sparc-local application SMCsudo sudo # pkginfo -d top-3.5.1-sol10-zones-sparc-local application SMCtop top # Notice the “false” setting for SUNW_PKG_ALLZONES variable: pkgparam -d sudo-1.6.8p4-sol10-zones-sparc-local SMCsudo SUNW_PKG_ALLZONES false # pkgparam -d top-3.5.1-sol10-zones-sparc-local SMCtop SUNW_PKG_ALLZONES...

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Solaris Configuration : Configuring Apache2 under SMF

Why we need install Apache2 under SMF manually, isn’t that configured automatically when we install the package ? Actually, If the Apache 2 ( httpd) server is installed along with the Solaris 10 installation, the SMF entries for Apache 2 are configured by default. However, if...

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Solaris Live Upgrade – Known Issues that frequently fails the Live Upgrade

      While troubleshooting some of the Live upgrade issues in my test environment, I have come across some important list of known issues which causes the Live Upgrade to fail. Even in the past, I have noticed that many Solaris folks complained about the...

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Solaris patching for new learners.

What is a patch? A patch fixes problems that prevent the proper execution of software. It is a collection of files and directories that replace or update existing files/binaries and directories. The entire OS is installed as a collection of Solaris packages. It is done during...

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Solaris Patching using Live Upgrade

Solaris Live Upgrade software enables the operating system to continue to run while upgrades, patch installations, or routine maintenance operations are performed. System administrators can patch/upgrade a system image rapidly without impacting the boot environment needed by the Solaris OS to run. Administrators simply create a...

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