Solaris 10 9/10 (Update 9) Patch Bundle now available

The Solaris 10 9/10 (Update 9) Patch Bundles are now available from SunSolve and My Oracle Support (MOS).

These patch bundles provides the set of patch pre-applied into the corresponding Solaris 10 9/10 (Update 9) release image.  These patches provide all the Solaris 10 bug fixes which were available when the contents of the Solaris 10 9/10 release was finalized.

See http://blogs.sun.com/patch/entry/solaris_10_10_08_patch for further information on Solaris Update Patch Bundles.

See http://blogs.sun.com/patch/entry/oracle_sun_patches_now_available for information on how to access patch bundles on MOS.

Many thanks to the Patch System Test, Patch Operations and Distribution, and SunSolve teams for expediting the release of these patch bundles.

Comments:

Wow, I am impressed! From about 6 weeks down to 11 days. Way to go! Is this going to be the new standard?

Posted by TomF on September 20, 2010 at 04:10 AM IST #

Thanks Tom,

We aim to please. :)

We release the update patch bundle as soon after the corresponding Solaris Update release as possible, once all issues have been resolved and testing completed.

Sometimes there may be issues with patches which work fine pre-installed in the Solaris Update image but have issues in some standalone patch installation scenarios. Other times, there may be a serious issue found post-release in the Solaris Update. In both cases, we may need to wait to include a fix before issuing the Solaris Update patch bundle. Or we may omit a problematic patch and record it in the README file for the bundle. Resolving such issues can delay the release of the patch bundle, although this is mitigated by building and testing the patch bundle during corresponding pre-release development builds of the Solaris Update release.

Solaris 10 9/10 (Update 9) had few patch related issues, enabling us to release the Solaris Update patch bundle in a timely manner.

Best Wishes,

Gerry

Posted by Gerry Haskins on October 12, 2010 at 09:46 AM IST #

Hi ,

My question is, if I have U2 and wanted to go to U6, do I need to upgrade my server? or can I apply patches to get all its features?
Please clarify......

Posted by guest on October 11, 2012 at 03:53 AM IST #

Hi,

Firstly, apologies for my delay in responding.

Yes, you can effectively patch your way to the same software level for pre-existing packages by applying the corresponding Solaris Update patch bundle which is available from MOS.

This does now apply any new packages delivered in the Solaris Update. To get those, you must upgrade.

To get the Solaris Update patch bundle and other patchsets, go to support.oracle.com, click on the "Patches & Updates" tab, click on "Product or Family (Advanced)", for Product enter "Solaris Operating System", select the release(s) and platform(s) you are interested in - for example, "Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)", and select "Type" = "Patchset".

Best Wishes,

Gerry.

Posted by guest on April 15, 2013 at 11:45 AM IST #

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