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Can someone explain how to read this numbers. I want to know what is the kernel version?

what is these numbers mean?

10 8/11 s10s_u10wos_17b SPARC?
Generic_147440-01


bash-3.2# cat /etc/release
                   Oracle Solaris 10 8/11 s10s_u10wos_17b SPARC
  Copyright (c) 1983, 2011, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
                            Assembled 23 August 2011


bash-3.2# uname -a
SunOS unknown 5.10 Generic_147440-01 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Blade-1500
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"10 8/11 s10s_u10wos_17b SPARC"

Solaris 10 released August 2011
Solaris 10 update 10 for SPARC

"Generic_147440-01"

Kernel patch level 147440-01.
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if i want to update how do l look at the latest update from this level.
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what is 17b

wos_17b
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Check patch readme file for kernel patch level.
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b stands for Batch in my memory, so 17b means Batch 17.
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"wos_17b" is "wad of stuff 17b"

A wad of stuff is an entire solaris distribution made up of all of the different "stuff" eg. admin, install, desktop etc... which are each developed as "consolidations" [or "gates"] when collected together they form the "wad" or complete distribution.
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If you have access to retrieve the diag file from Oracle, you can run a checkup date script that uses the showrev -v that will compare the installed packages versus current version of packages for the installed OS.


http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/134/show-applied-patches-or-check-for-a-specific-patch-in-solaris/

An example
http://www.par.univie.ac.at/solaris/pca/
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Hi,
I am guessing that you won't be able to download the kernel patch(es) from Oracle.  Sun used to have them readily available but now they are only available for download if you have a service contract (software) with Oracle.  The installed release (/etc/release), which contains the date on the CD that was used to install it, is much less relevant than the kernel patch revision.

The patch you have has a minor revision -01, and 147440-27 is available.  That has been replaced by 147147-26 (latest).  This is not useful, though, unless you have an Oracle support contract, and I don't suppose you do or you may not be posing the question here.  :-D

Ernie
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