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Note - To run the analyze_patches script, the installed system and the Oracle Solaris Operating System DVD, Oracle Solaris Software CDs, or network installation image must be accessible by the script either through NFS or locally mounted media.
In this example, the image is located on locally mounted media.
# cd /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_10/Misc
# ./analyze_patches -R rootdir -N netdir -D databasedir
rootdir is the root of the installed system. The default is /.
netdir is the path to the root of the OS image to be installed. The default is /cdrom/cdrom0. netdir is the path to the directory that contains the Solaris_10 directory. You must use this option if you are running the patch_analyzer from an NFS mount point.
If the script is invoked from a directory other than the Misc/ directory in the OS image, the program cannot find the database it uses for patch analysis. Use the -D option to supply the path to the database. Without this database, which is located in Solaris_10 /Misc/database on the OS image, the script does not work properly.
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 is taken against any patches that were previously installed on your system.