You can retrieve a Solaris package from a local device if you stored the package on a file system-oriented, random-access device, such as a diskette or a DVD-ROM. Use the following syntax for the patch keyword.
patch patch_id_list | patch_file local_device \ device path file_system_type
Specifies the patch ID numbers that are to be installed. The list should be a list of comma-separated Solaris patch IDs. The patches are installed in the order specified in the list. Do not add a space after the comma, for example: 112467-01,112765-02.
A file with a list of patches that is found in the patch_location. The patches are installed in the order specified in the file.
Specifies the name of the drive where the Solaris package resides. If the device name is a canonical path, the device is mounted directly. If you supply a device name that is not a canonical path, the installation utility adds /dev/dsk/ to the path.
Specifies the path to the Solaris patch, relative to the root (/) file system on the device you specified.
Specifies the type of file system on the device. If you do not supply a file system type, the installation utility attempts to mount a UFS file system. If the UFS mount fails, the installation utility attempts to mount an HSFS file system.
In this example, the patch profile keyword adds all the patches listed in the patch_file file from the directory /Solaris_10/patches from the local device c0t6d0s0. The patch file determines the order of patches to be installed.
patch patch_file c0t6d0s0 /Solaris_10/patches
In this example, the patch profile keyword adds the patches 112467–01 and 112765–02 from the patch directory /Solaris_10/patches from local device c0t6d0s0.
patch 112467-01,112765-02 local_device c0t6d0s0 /Solaris_10/patches