The Web Start installation method gives you the option to use the Patch Analyzer to analyze the patches on your system. After choosing Upgrade, the Patch Analyzer dialog box appears:
On the Patch Analyzer dialog box, choose Yes and click Next.
The Patch Analyzer reviews the system patches.
The total number of patches that will be removed, downgraded, accumulated, or obsoleted by other patches are displayed on the Patch Analyzer Summary dialog box.
To see the specific patches that may be removed, downgraded, accumulated, or obsoleted by other patches, click on the Details button(s).
Decide if patch replacements and deletions are acceptable.
If the patch replacements and deletions by the Solaris 8 Update release are acceptable, click Next to complete the upgrade.
If the patch replacements and deletions by the Solaris 8 Update release are not acceptable, click Exit to terminate the upgrade. You may use the Solaris 8 Maintenance Update CD and the Solaris 8 Maintenance Update Release Notes to install the patches on your Solaris 8 system.