Solaris 10 10/08 Installation Guide: Custom JumpStart and Advanced Installations

Patches Stored on a Local File

A patch can be installed from the miniroot from which you booted the system. When you perform a custom JumpStart installation, you boot the system from a DVD, CD, or an NFS-based miniroot. The installation software is loaded and run from this miniroot. Therefore, a patch that you stored in the DVD, CD, or NFS-based miniroot is accessible as a local file. Use the following syntax for the patch keyword.

patch patch_id_list | patch_file local_file patch _directory 
patch_id_list

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.

patch_file

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.

patch_directory

Specifies the location of the patch directory. The patch directory must be accessible to the system as a local file while the system is booted from the Solaris Software - 1 CD or from the Solaris Operating System DVD. The system cannot access /net when it is booted from the Solaris Software - 1 CD or from the Solaris Operating System DVD.


Example 8–24 Adding a Patch With an Ordered List by Using a Local File

In this example, the patch profile keyword adds all the patches that are listed in the patch_file file from the /Solaris_10/patches directory. The patch file determines the order of patches to be installed.

patch patch_cal_file /Solaris_10/patches


Example 8–25 Adding a Patch by Using a Local File

In this example, the patch profile keyword adds the patches 112467–01 and 112765–02 from the patch directory /Solaris_10/patches.

patch 112467-01,112765-02 local_file /Solaris_10/patches