Test site available for SunSolve to MOS transition changes

My SunSolve colleagues tell me that the ability to test sample scripted My Oracle Support (MOS) patch downloads is now available. 

If you use scripted patch downloads, e.g. using 'wget', I highly recommend you take this opportunity to test the necessary changes to the download syntax in advance of the transition from SunSolve to MOS which is currently scheduled for December 10.

The document detailing the 'wget' syntax changes relating to the upcoming transition from SunSolve to MOS, http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-79-1199543.1-1, has been updated with the relevant instructions.  I suggest you bookmark that document and return to it regularly for updates.

Comments:

Do you have any tips if I want to create my own cluster of patches? I have a directory with the 10_Recommended patches and another with the SRAS recommended. In the SRAS dir. I copied the dir. structure / files: installcluster, patchcluster.conf, patch_order and patches (editing patch_order with the select patches and populating the patches dir with those same patches), however, I'm running into issues. I've edited patchcluster.conf to remove the "prereq" and other patches listed in the file, since all my prereq's are taken care of in 10_Rec. Then I had to add the 119254 patch, so that installcluster would know the arch. But now installcluster is complaining about args I'm passing, but the same args work for installcluster in the 10_Recommended dir.

Posted by Doug Curtis on December 03, 2010 at 05:16 PM GMT #

Hi Doug,

Ed Clark, who wrote the cluster install scripts suggests:

"Try copying the README from the rec cluster to his cluster since the install script can look for this.

"I wouldn't recommend modifying parameters in patchcluster.conf without first understanding fully their relationship with the install script.

"The simpler alternative could be to add the prereq patches to his cluster - they will be in a sense be redundant when the rec cluster is applied first, but this shouldn't be a real problem as their relative size is small and there isn't much overhead in attempting to reapply them."

I hope you find this useful.

Best Wishes,

Gerry.

Posted by Gerry Haskins on January 06, 2011 at 09:25 AM GMT #

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