After performing the analysis, use these steps to review the output.
Review the output of the analyze_patches script.
The Patch Analyzer provides a list of patches that will be removed, downgraded, accumulated, or obsoleted by other patches. Patch accumulations are similar to patch upgrades. The accumulated patch is removed and its fixes are delivered by a new patch. Messages such as the following are shown:
Patch 105644-03 will be removed. Patch 105925 will be downgraded from -02 to -01. Patch 105776-01 will be accumulated/obsoleted by patch 105181-05.
If the Patch Analyzer program does not provide a list, no action will be taken against any patches previously installed on your system.
Decide if patch replacements and deletions are acceptable.
If the patch replacements and deletions by the Solaris 7 3/99 system software are acceptable, continue to the section "Upgrading to Solaris 7 3/99 System Software From the Solaris 7 Operating Environment."
If the patch replacements and deletions by the Solaris 7 3/99 system software are not acceptable, do not upgrade using the Solaris 7 3/99 CD. You may use the Solaris 7 MU1 CD and Solaris 7 Maintenance Update 1 Release Notes to install the patches on your Solaris 7 system.