System Administration Guide: Oracle Solaris Containers-Resource Management and Oracle Solaris Zones

ProcedureHow to Apply a Patch to the Global Zone Only

Note –

Solaris 10 3/05 through Solaris 10 11/06: If you are patching a package that was added by using the pkgadd command with the -G option, the package must be patched by using the patchadd command with the -G option. This restriction is removed in the Solaris 8/07 release.

You must be the global administrator in the global zone to perform this procedure.

  1. Become superuser, or assume the Primary Administrator role.

    To create the role and assign the role to a user, see Using the Solaris Management Tools With RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.

  2. Execute the patchadd command with the -Goption, followed by the patch ID.

    global# patchadd -G patch_id