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The software download site for patches is My Oracle Support. Click on the "Patches & Updates" tab. On that site, you can view the download instructions and download the images. Contact your support provider for additional information regarding patches.
Oracle Solaris 10 1/06: This chapter has been rewritten since Oracle Solaris 10, to document the current behavior of the package and patch commands on a system with installed non-global zones.
Oracle Solaris 10 6/06: Information on the SUNW_PKG_ALLZONES, SUNW_PKG_HOLLOW, and SUNW_PKG_THISZONE package parameters has been revised. See Packaging and Patch Tools Overview and Package Parameter Information.
Oracle Solaris 10 8/07 and later releases:
When the patchadd command is used to add a patch to a package installed by using the pkgadd command with the -G option, the -G option to patchadd is no longer required.
A table was added that describes what will happen when pkgadd, pkgrm, patchadd, and patchrm commands are used on a system with non-global zones in various states. See How Zone State Affects Patch and Package Operations.
Clarification on the interaction of patchadd -G and the pkginfo variable was added. See Interaction of patchadd -G and the pkginfo Variable on a System With Zones.
Information on deferred-activation patching was added. See Oracle Solaris 10 8/07: Deferred Activation Patching.
Information on a -G option to the pkgrm command was removed.
Oracle Solaris 10 10/09: Zones parallel patching is an enhancement to the standard Oracle Solaris 10 patch utilities. For releases prior to Oracle Solaris 10 10/09, the patch is delivered in the patch utilities patch, 119254-66 or later revision (SPARC) and 119255-66 or later revision (x86). See Oracle Solaris 10 10/09: Zones Parallel Patching to Reduce Patching Time and Oracle Solaris 10 10/09: How to Patch Non-Global Zones in Parallel. Also see Using Update on Attach as a Patching Solution, a recommended method used to quickly update patches on a system with zones.
For a complete listing of new Oracle Solaris 10 features and a description of Oracle Solaris releases, see Oracle Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility List at http://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/hcl/index.html..