> Thanks Martin for the hint. I gave it a try and it really shows
> everything one needs to know.
> But I am wondering why do I get lines like this:
> 116302 02 > -- 999 NOT FOUND IN CROSS REFERENCE FILE!
> It occures on n a standard Solaris 10 system.
This happens when a patch is installed which is not listed in Sun's
patch database (patchdiag.xref). This patch can't be found via the
patchfinder on sunsolve.com either. It's an error on Sun's side.
At the end it's more of a cosmetic issue.
116302-02 is for SUNWxrpcrt (JAX-RPC Runtime, part of the Sun One
Application Server), BTW. You will notice that this patch isn't
listed in /var/sadm/patch either.
Other pre-integrated patches in Solaris 10 3/05 are 113886/113887
for OpenGL, and 116298-08 for Java API for XML Parsing.
Quote:> What is the
> reason that it shows much more patches that need to be updated
> than updatemanager. Are updatemanager and smpatch broken
> or is it telling me about updates which really should not
> be installed?
Judging from the problems people had with updatemanager, "broken"
might be a word that could well be used.
Fact is that there is no clearly documented definition for which patches
updatemanager will show as uninstalled. As far as pca is concerned,
by default it will show all patches which are marked either "Recommended"
or "Security" by Sun, and all patches they depend on. The installation
of all R/S patches is what Sun usually recommended, and what was promoted
with the "Recommended Patch Cluster".
When run as "pca -u" it will show *all* patches that can be applied to an
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