>>There was a patch checker avaialble, but I do not know if it still
> Nope, it doesn't seem to...mail bounces. But it seems like a great service!
> Anyone know an updated address?
> Sun has a script that checks patches from showrev -p output too...I wonder
> if they would be willing to share that with the general populus?
> WEB URL: http://www.csee.usf.edu/~gohel/
> Digital Medical Imaging Program (DMIP)
> University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. USA
I've attached a patch_analyser script which was posted up on this group several
Caruso doesn't mind me re-posting it for the benefit of all.
Here is a snip of his original post found by DejaNews:-
This is a Perl script I wrote to simplify checking for patch updates,
using a patch report file from Sunsolve. See the top of the file for
usage notes. Basically it's just:
% patchcheck Solaris2.5.PatchReport
The output is a listing of which patches on the system need to be
updated, which recommended/security patches should be added, and so
on. I've found it enormously useful thus far--much easier than doing
it by hand. If anyone has suggestions for changes, let me know. My
own biggest beef is that the output's a little busy, but at least it's
easy to read.
As always, no warranty is expressed or implied, caveat emptor, neither
a borrower nor a lender be, etc etc. If you use it and like it (or use
it and hate it) let me know.
John Caruso, Senior Technical Consultant
ADP Claims Solutions Group Phone: (800) 366-4237 x2102
2010 Crow Canyon Place FAX : (510) 866-4839
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Brian S. Craigie
NEC Semiconductors (UK) Ltd
< Of course I'm not speaking for my employer. I'm not even speaking for me! >
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