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|Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Installation Guide: Live Upgrade and Upgrade Planning Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Information Library|
If you are already running the Solaris 10 3/05 release OS and have installed individual patches, upgrading to a subsequent Oracle Solaris 10 release causes the following:
Any patches that are supplied as part of one of the releases noted above are reapplied to your system. You cannot back out these patches.
Any patches that were previously installed on your system that are not included in one of the releases noted above are removed.
The Patch Analyzer performs an analysis on your system to determine which patches, if any, will be removed by upgrading to any of the above releases. The Patch Analyzer is available in the following formats.
If you are using the Oracle Solaris installation program to upgrade, the Patch Analyzer dialog box appears. Select Yes to perform the analysis.
If you are using the text installer to upgrade, select Analyze in the Analyze Patches dialog box to perform the analysis.
If you are using a JumpStart installation or Live Upgrade, a feature of Oracle Solaris, to upgrade, run the analyze_patches script to perform the analysis.