explain info from showrev -p command in Solaris

Posted on 1999-01-11
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Last Modified: 2013-12-05
This is what I see when I did a showrev -p command in Solaris 2.5:
Patch: 105160-01 Obsoletes: Requires: Incompatibles: Packages: SUNWdtbas

What is those TERM (Obsoletes,Requires,Incompatibles )mean? And how the machine knows it is Obsoletes?

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talwyn earned 60 total points
ID: 1639106
Hmm Here you go

Patch -> The version of Patch currently on the system
Obsoletes -> Patches replaced by this patch
Requires-> patches needed , and that must be installed prior to             this one
Incompatibles-> patches that won't work with this one.

Obsoletes are determened by Sun as they develop new patches.


Author Comment

ID: 1639107
So, if the message is this:
Patch: 105790-06  Obsoletes: 103796-19

Which one is obsolete? 103796-19 or 105790-06 ?


Expert Comment

ID: 1639108
103796-19 is obsolete

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