Installing Patch Bundles

Posted on 2004-11-04
Last Modified: 2013-12-27

I am planning to update the patches on my Solaris 8 Sun server by installing the patch bundles (8_Recommended), but I do not want to touch anything that is associated with sendmail.  In another words, I do not want update any sendmail patches because of the fear that it might change the configuration of files that are associated with sendmail.  Is there a command that I may use to install all of the patches that are in the bundles except the patches that are associated with sendmail?

Thank you.
Question by:gsalcedo
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    Check the 8_Recommended.README file or " CLUSTER_README" (comes with the patch
    cluster, text file), search for sendmail to loacted the patch IP, eg: 110615-13 for the current Solaris 8 patch cluster.

    delete the sendmail patch ID from " patch_order" file, then run

    It will not install the sendmail patch.

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    As PsiCop suggested in his PAQ, edit the patch order file and remove the sendmail patch.

    But I also *STRONGLY* suggest you do not touch the /var/sadm/install/contents file as his PAQ also suggests.

    Just don't install the sendmail patch - much safer.

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