In the following procedure, patches are removed from and added to a new boot environment.
When you are adding and removing packages or patches, Solaris Live Upgrade requires packages or patches that comply with the SVR4 advanced packaging guidelines. While Sun packages conform to these guidelines, Sun cannot guarantee the conformance of packages from third-party vendors. If a package violates these guidelines, the package can cause the package-addition software to fail or can alter the active boot environment.
You cannot use Solaris Live Upgrade to patch a Solaris 10 inactive boot environment when the active boot environment is running the Solaris 8 or 9 OS. Solaris Live Upgrade will invoke the patch utilities on the active boot partition to patch the inactive boot partition. The Solaris 8 and Solaris 9 patch utilities are unaware of Solaris Zone, Service Management Facility (SMF), and other enhancements in the Solaris 10 OS. Therefore the patch utilities fail to correctly patch an inactive Solaris 10 boot environment. Therefore, if you are using Solaris Live Upgrade to upgrade a system from the Solaris 8 or Solaris 9 OS to the Solaris 10 OS, you must first activate the Solaris 10 boot environment before patching. After the Solaris 10 boot environment is activated, you can either patch the active boot environment directly or set up another inactive boot environment and patch that one by using Solaris Live Upgrade. For an example of upgrading and patching from the Solaris 8 to the Solaris 10 release, see Restrictions for Using Solaris Live Upgrade.
Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.
Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.
To remove a patch or set of patches from a new boot environment, type:
# luupgrade -T -n second_disk patch_name
Indicates to remove the named patch or patches from the boot environment.
Specifies the name of the boot environment where the patch or patches are to be removed.
Specifies the names of the patches to be removed. Separate multiple patch names with spaces.
To add a patch or a set of patches to the new boot environment, type the following command.
# luupgrade -t -n second_disk -s /path-to-patches patch-name
Indicates to add patches to the boot environment.
Specifies the name of the boot environment where the patch is to be added.
Specifies the path to the directory that contains the patches that are to be added.
Specifies the names of the patch or patches that are to be added. Separate multiple patch names with a space.
In this example, patches are removed then added to the second_disk boot environment .
# luupgrade -T -n second_disk 222222-01 # luupgrade -t -n second_disk -s /net/installmachine/export/packages \ 333333-01 4444444-01