By Gerry Haskins-Oracle on Aug 05, 2010
I've updated my Patching Presentation for customers, see http://blogs.sun.com/patch/entry/patch_presentation_for_customers
I hope you find it useful.
Also, I forgot to blog about an enhancement we made in March 2010 to the Solaris Update Patch Bundles. The Solaris Update Patch Bundles now add a line to /etc/release when they are installed to make it easier to determine that they've been applied - i.e. that all pre-existing packages on the system have been patched up to the same software level as the corresponding Solaris Update.
On a related note, Oracle 11gR2 requires customers to have Solaris 10 10/08 (Update 6) installed. From Version 126.96.36.199 it will accept the corresponding Solaris Update Patch Bundle as being sufficient to meet this requirement. The modification of /etc/release by the Solaris Update Patch Bundle is partially to help support this.