Solaris 9 Installation Guide

Managing Packages and Patches With Solaris Live Upgrade

The following sections list packages required by Solaris Live Upgrade and provides information on recommended patches. See Managing Packages and Patches With Solaris Live Upgrade for information on using Solaris Live Upgrade to add packages and patches.

Caution – Caution –

When upgrading and 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. A nonconformant package can cause the package-addition software during an upgrade to fail or worse, alter the active boot environment.

For more information on adding and removing packages with Solaris Live Upgrade, see the man page, luupgrade(1M). For more information on packaging requirements, see Appendix C, Additional SVR4 Packaging Requirements (Reference).

Required Packages

Check your current operating environment for the packages in the following table, which are required to use Solaris Live Upgrade. If packages in the column for your release are missing, use the pkgadd command to add them.

Table 31–1 Required Packages for Solaris Live Upgrade

Solaris 2.6 Release 

Solaris 7 Release 

Solaris 8 Release 


















To Check for Packages on Your System

  1. Type the following to list the packages on your system.

    % pkginfo [[package_name]]


    List the packages that you want to check  

Checking System Patch Levels

Solaris Live Upgrade software is designed to be installed and to be run on multiple versions of the Solaris operating environment. Correct operation of Solaris Live Upgrade requires the latest recommended patches and security patches for a given OS version. Consult for the correct revision level for a patch cluster for the release of Solaris that you are running.