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List of new and up'rev'd packages in each Solaris 10 Update

Gerry Haskins
Director Security and Release Management

Here are lists in .pdf (SPARC / x86) of new and up'rev'd packages in each Solaris 10 Update release.

As you may know from my previous blog postings, Oracle Sun recommends customers to install or upgrade to the latest Solaris 10 Update in major maintenance windows. Based on a request from customers whose change control policies prevent them from upgrading, we've been producing Solaris Update Patch Bundles which bring pre-existing packages up to the same software level as the corresponding Solaris Update.  The difference is that the Patch Bundles don't provide new or up'rev'd packages introduced in the corresponding Solaris Update.

For customers considering use of the Solaris Update Patch Bundles, that raises the obvious question as to which packages are introduced or up'rev'd in each Solaris Update release.  The lists above answer that question.

Aside: As discussed in previous blog postings, all core Solaris OS packages are updated via patches.  The up'rev'd packages above refer to some 3rd party and community based apps included in Solaris (e.g. Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird, etc.) which are updated via package updates (i.e. where one package version is removed and replaced with a later version).  This is to tie in better with the release strategy for such apps.

Many thanks to my colleague, Roisin Doran, for all her work in putting this together.

I'll ask Roisin to work with the Technical Writers to include updated versions of these lists in future Solaris 10 Update release documentation.

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Comments ( 5 )
  • Gail Monday, February 7, 2011

    Just downloaded the newest patch bundle for Solaris 10 and i'm getting this error:

    ./installcluster --s10cluster

    ./installcluster[57]: 480 Killed

    ./installcluster[60]: 482 Killed

    ERROR: Failed to determine zone configuration for live boot environment.

    Please verify configuration with zoneadm(1M).

    I'm not using zones AT ALL on this server. This is my first experience with the new way of doing things with Recommended bundles and I'm not impressed. How can i resolve this error?



  • Gerry Haskins Tuesday, February 15, 2011

    Hi Gail,

    I've passed your issue onto my senior engineer, Ed Clark, to investigate. He'll take it off-line with you.

    Best wishes,


  • Ahamed Saturday, February 26, 2011

    Any update on the above erorr ?. I am getting the same error with installcluster option.



  • Gerry Haskins Wednesday, March 16, 2011

    Hi Ahamed,

    I've asked my senior engineer, Ed Clark, to follow up with you offline to investigate your issue as he needs more information in order to root cause it.

    Best Wishes,


  • guest Thursday, October 11, 2012

    Thanks Gerry and Roisin!

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