Sunsolve never seems to have patches I need

Sunsolve never seems to have patches I need

Post by Garry Garre » Fri, 22 Sep 1995 04:00:00



Has anyone else noticed that sunsolve1.sun.com never seems to
have any of the patches that you need?  I'm installing a
SPARCstorage Array (Raid box) and I need 102347-07, 102446-01,
102403-02.  Some of these were on the SunSolve CDROM (but
older versions of them), but I could not find any of these
on their FTP site (which I would think would be the most
current source...).

This is the I-don't-know-how-many'th time I have called sun,
gotten a list of patches I need, the sun engineer then asks
me if I need a tape of the patches sent to me and I say, "no,
I can get it faster off of your FTP site" only to find the
patches I need aren't there.

It's just been the last couple of months that this has been
happening, but it seems like this has happend ever time I have
called in the last month.  Did the person in charge of this
machine die or something?

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Sunsolve never seems to have patches I need

Post by Laura Tayl » Fri, 22 Sep 1995 04:00:00



Quote:>Has anyone else noticed that sunsolve1.sun.com never seems to
>have any of the patches that you need?  I'm installing a
>SPARCstorage Array (Raid box) and I need 102347-07, 102446-01,
>102403-02.  Some of these were on the SunSolve CDROM (but
>older versions of them), but I could not find any of these
>on their FTP site (which I would think would be the most
>current source...).

>This is the I-don't-know-how-many'th time I have called sun,
>gotten a list of patches I need, the sun engineer then asks
>me if I need a tape of the patches sent to me and I say, "no,
>I can get it faster off of your FTP site" only to find the
>patches I need aren't there.

>It's just been the last couple of months that this has been
>happening, but it seems like this has happend ever time I have
>called in the last month.  Did the person in charge of this
>machine die or something?

Yes, I would agree with you on that one. The internal Sunsolve
systems at Sun are much more up to date. How do I know? Because
I used to work there. I don't know why they can't keep the FTP
site more up to date. It certainly would make some of their
customers alot happier, and would save the Sun internal systems
engineers alot of time in chasing down patches. Customers know
what patches they want, and they know how to grab them. Sun
should make them available!

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Sunsolve never seems to have patches I need

Post by Garry Garre » Fri, 22 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Sorry for my original post.  I have since been informed that not
all of the patches available via sunsolve1.sun.com are available
via anonymous FTP.  I was not aware that our service contract with
sun entitled me to get a sunsolve FTP account on the SunSolve server
that has additional access.  When sun engineers were telling me to
download a patch they assumed I had an account I and assumed that
they meant via anonymous FTP.

Thanks for those of you who responded.

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Sunsolve never seems to have patches I need

Post by Frank Wey » Sat, 23 Sep 1995 04:00:00



>Au contraire, I haven't died, and sunsolve is up to date...
>There is a little trick here tho - you have to ftp to the *secure* side of
>sunsolve (you know, *not* anonymous - the one where you have to use your
>sunsolve login and password...)

Ok, Will, You should try to get that "speccy" or how do you call it password in foreign
country via subcontractor of Sun.... Happy Hunting  :-((((

I'm allready glad when I receive a sunsolve CD.

Why just don't make it public on the Net.

OR are there sooooo muuuuch illegal Sun users outthere ??????
( this is NOT the PC scene I Hope !!!! )

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Sunsolve never seems to have patches I need

Post by Jason R. Mastal » Sat, 23 Sep 1995 04:00:00


lt> Yes, I would agree with you on that one. The internal Sunsolve
lt> systems at Sun are much more up to date. How do I know? Because
lt> I used to work there. I don't know why they can't keep the FTP
lt> site more up to date. It certainly would make some of their
lt> customers alot happier, and would save the Sun internal systems
lt> engineers alot of time in chasing down patches. Customers know
lt> what patches they want, and they know how to grab them. Sun
lt> should make them available!

Without a sunsolve account, I definately agree.  One seems only
allowed the necessary patches.  An alternative might be this good FTP
site that seems to carry alot of patches as well.  

  ftp://qiclab.scn.rain.com:/pub/sunos-patches

Cheers,

Jason

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Sunsolve never seems to have patches I need

Post by Thomas Wo » Mon, 25 Sep 1995 04:00:00


: Au contraire, I haven't died, and sunsolve is up to date...

: The anonymous FTP site contains *only* the recommended & security patches (ok,
: CDE is there too, but it's mainly the recommended & security patches.)

Just to be on the record: I think it sucks that all bugs in the OS aren't
made available to anyone who bought your product.  The patches aren't
exactly useful to anyone who doesn't already have the product, so
why not make them all available via anon FTP?

BTW, a couple days ago, I tried downloading the 'recommended cluster' from
the anon FTP account.  It didn't have the "install_patch" (not sure of the
name - doing this from memory) program the README refers to :-(

Oh well...
tom

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Sunsolve never seems to have patches I need

Post by dk smi » Mon, 25 Sep 1995 04:00:00



> Sorry for my original post.  I have since been informed that not
> all of the patches available via sunsolve1.sun.com are available
> via anonymous FTP.  I was not aware that our service contract with
> sun entitled me to get a sunsolve FTP account on the SunSolve server
> that has additional access.  When sun engineers were telling me to
> download a patch they assumed I had an account I and assumed that
> they meant via anonymous FTP.

What about other patch sources? For example, sunsite.unc.edu.
Here are some patches that were listed in the Solaris-2.4 PatchReport but
not found:

101753-12   XGL 3.1: XGL Jumbo Patch
101921-13   Solaris 2.4: Leo (ZX) Jumbo patch
101973-12   SunOS 5.4: jumbo patch for libnsl and ypbind
102001-06   SunOS 5.4: jumbo patch for be driver
102048-03   SunOS 5.4: Jumbo Patch for ksh
102226-10   Motif 1.2.3: libXm RunTime Kit Jumbo Patch

Where can these be obtained?

thx,
dk

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Sunsolve never seems to have patches I need

Post by Will Sn » Fri, 29 Sep 1995 04:00:00




>What about other patch sources? For example, sunsite.unc.edu.
>Here are some patches that were listed in the Solaris-2.4 PatchReport but
>not found:

>101753-12   XGL 3.1: XGL Jumbo Patch
>101921-13   Solaris 2.4: Leo (ZX) Jumbo patch
>101973-12   SunOS 5.4: jumbo patch for libnsl and ypbind
>102001-06   SunOS 5.4: jumbo patch for be driver
>102048-03   SunOS 5.4: Jumbo Patch for ksh
>102226-10   Motif 1.2.3: libXm RunTime Kit Jumbo Patch

>Where can these be obtained?

ALL patches are availalbe on sunsolve.sun.com for contract customers. Sunsite
mirrors the "recommended and security" patches that are available on sunsolve.sun.com
for anonymous ftp. Other patches require a login to get.

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