Sun Patch Manager 2.0 Administration Guide for the Solaris 9 Operating System

ProcedureHow to View Patch Manager Log Entries (Command Line)

Patch Manager writes to the system log file /var/adm/messages.

  1. Choose which method to use to see information about a failed installation of a patch.

    • /var/adm/messages Identifies problems that are found when applying a patch to a system by using Patch Manager.

    • Solaris WBEM log – To view this log from the command line, use the smlog view command. See the smlog(1M) man page.

  2. View log entries from the appropriate log file.