Solaris 10 8/07 Installation Guide: Solaris Live Upgrade and Upgrade Planning

ProcedureTo Run the analyze_patches Script

Note –

To run the analyze_patches script, the installed system and the Solaris Operating System DVD, Solaris Software CDs, or network installation image must be accessible by the script either through NFS or locally mounted media.

  1. Change to the Misc directory.

    • SPARC: If the image is located on locally mounted media, type:

      # cd /cdrom/cdrom0/s0/Solaris_10/Misc
    • x86: If the image is located on locally mounted media, type:

      # cd /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_10/Misc

      In this command, date is the actual date of the release such as 06.

    • If the image is available on an NFS file system, type:

      # cd /NFS_mount_directory/Solaris_10/Misc
  2. Run the analyze_patches script.

    # ./analyze_patches -R rootdir -N netdir -D databasedir
    -R rootdir

    rootdir is the root of the installed system. The default is /.

    -N netdir

    netdir is the path to the root of the OS image to be installed. The default is /cdrom/cdrom0. netdir is the path to the directory that contains the Solaris_10 directory. You must use this option if you are running the patch_analyzer from an NFS mount point.

    -D databasedir

    If the script is invoked from a directory other than the Misc/ directory in the OS image, the program cannot find the database it uses for patch analysis. Use the -D option to supply the path to the database. Without this database, which is located in Solaris_10 /Misc/database on the OS image, the script does not work properly.