The patches can be downloaded from the My Oracle Support (MOS) web site. Before downloading the patch, you might have to search for the patch.
To search for a patch, perform the following steps:
Log in to the MOS web site.
Click the Patches & Updates tab.
In the Patch Search section, click Product or Family (Advanced Search) option.
Select the Product as Solaris Operating System.
Select the Release as Solaris 10 Operating System.
Select the Type as a Patch or a Patchset or both. The term Patch refers to a single patch and the term Patchset refers to collection of patches.
Patch bundles and patch clusters fall under the category of Patchset.
In My Oracle Support (MOS), if a patch is marked "superseded," it means that there exits another patch that has replaced the current patch. If a patch is marked "obsoleted," it means that the patch is withdrawn from the release.
The SUNW_OBSOLETES field in the pkginfo file is used to specify patch dependencies. The SUNW_OBSOLETES field identifies patches whose contents have been accumulated into this patch. This new patch obsoletes the original patches.