Now possible to upgrade directly from Solaris 8 SPARC to latest Solaris 10 release
By Gerry Haskins-Oracle on Feb 11, 2009
Thanks to my colleague Enda O'Connor, who has made p7zip available for Solaris 8 SPARC, it's now possible to upgrade directly from Solaris 8 SPARC to the latest Solaris 10 Update releases such as Solaris 10 5/08 and Solaris 10 10/08.
See document 1019995.1 on My Oracle Support (MOS), http://support.oracle.com
Previously, due to the lack of p7zip on Solaris 8, customers needed to perform an interim upgrade to Solaris 9 or an earlier Solaris 10 release before upgrading to the latest Solaris 10 release.