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Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Installation Guide: Live Upgrade and Upgrade Planning     Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Information Library
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Part I Upgrading With Live Upgrade

1.  Where to Find Oracle Solaris Installation Planning Information

2.  Live Upgrade (Overview)

3.  Live Upgrade (Planning)

4.  Using Live Upgrade to Create a Boot Environment (Tasks)

5.  Upgrading With Live Upgrade (Tasks)

6.  Failure Recovery: Falling Back to the Original Boot Environment (Tasks)

7.  Maintaining Live Upgrade Boot Environments (Tasks)

8.  Upgrading the Oracle Solaris OS on a System With Non-Global Zones Installed

9.  Live Upgrade Examples

Part II Upgrading and Migrating With Live Upgrade to a ZFS Root Pool

10.  Live Upgrade and ZFS (Overview)

11.  Live Upgrade for ZFS (Planning)

12.  Creating a Boot Environment for ZFS Root Pools

13.  Live Upgrade for ZFS With Non-Global Zones Installed

Part III Appendices

A.  Live Upgrade Command Reference

B.  Troubleshooting (Tasks)

C.  Additional SVR4 Packaging Requirements (Reference)

D.  Using the Patch Analyzer When Upgrading (Tasks)

Upgrading to an Oracle Solaris Update Release

How to Use the analyze_patches Script



How to Use the analyze_patches Script

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.

  1. Change to the Misc directory.

    In this example, the image is located on locally mounted media.

    # cd /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_10/Misc
  2. Run the analyze_patches script.
    # ./analyze_patches -R rootdir -N netdir -D databasedir
    -R rootdir

    rootdir is the root of the installed system. The default is /.

    -N netdir

    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.

    -D databasedir

    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.

  3. Review the output of the Patch Analyzer.

    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.

  4. If the patch replacements and deletions are acceptable, upgrade the system.