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How To Determine the Release Date of HP-UX Media

HP-UX TIM OSP
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How To Determine the Release Date of HP-UX Media

I have images on my Ignite server of HP-UX 11.1, 11.21, and 11.31. Is there a way to determine the release date of the specific OS image, e.g. December 2004? I know they're old but don't know when they were release.

Thanks,
Nelson
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: How To Determine the Release Date of HP-UX Media

Shalom,

As 11.31 was released in February or March 2007 you won't see a date that far back.

The DVD themselves have a date stamped on them. Isn't that enough?

swlist -l product

The release date of the Core OS will be listed in mmyy or yymm format.

SEP
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Tim Nelson
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Re: How To Determine the Release Date of HP-UX Media

The OS release date hidden inside an Ignite archive ??

If you happen to know of a specific OS file that is part of each and only one release from date to date you may be able to find that in the flist file located under the specific Ignite client directory.

Now if you want to add some info like this when you create each archive then you could simply create a txt file in each client directory, or create a spreadsheet, or .....

Steven E. Protter
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Re: How To Determine the Release Date of HP-UX Media

I misunderstood the question.

Yes the OS information is in the archive. To access it you would need to restore it to a system and run the command from my first post.

SEP
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Torsten.
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Re: How To Determine the Release Date of HP-UX Media

Extract a directory listing from the archive about this directory:

/var/adm/sw/products


If I do this on my system I get:

# more /var/adm/sw/products/HPUX11i-TCOE/pfiles/INDEX

vendor
tag HP
title "Hewlett-Packard Company"
description "Hewlett-Packard Company"
end
bundle
tag HPUX11i-TCOE
data_model_revision 2.40
instance_id 1
control_directory HPUX11i-TCOE
revision B.11.11.0509
title "HP-UX Technical Computing OE Component"
...

Well, it's september 2005
(I have TCOE installed).

About the patches:

# more /var/adm/sw/products/GOLDAPPS11i.2/pfiles/INDEX

vendor
tag HP
title "Hewlett-Packard Company"
description "Software Patches from Hewlett-Packard"
end
bundle
tag GOLDAPPS11i
data_model_revision 2.40
instance_id 2
control_directory GOLDAPPS11i.2
revision B.11.11.0706.467
title "Applications Patches for HP-UX 11i v1, June 2007"
...

I know, this system needs patching ... ;-)






Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Tim Nelson
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Re: How To Determine the Release Date of HP-UX Media

Beware that if you extact the /var/adm/sw directory to an active system it will overwrite your current systems products.

I believe the Ignite archives are relative, restore as Torsten advised but to a temp directory.

Deepak Kr
Respected Contributor

Re: How To Determine the Release Date of HP-UX Media

>>revision B.11.11.0509

september 2005

"There is always some scope for improvement"
Dennis Handly
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Re: How To Determine the Release Date of HP-UX Media

>SEP: To access it you would need to restore it to a system and run the command from my first post.

You could restore this to an alternate root and use the following to list it:
swlist @ abs-path-to-alternate_root

>Torsten: Extract a directory listing from the archive about this directory:

If you weren't worried about restoring 100s of Mb, you could just use my swlist example above:
swlist -l product @ /var/tmp/ITRC_ALTroot
swlist -l bundle -a revision @ /var/tmp/ITRC_ALTroot

>Tim: Beware that if you extract the /var/adm/sw directory to an active system it will overwrite your current systems products.

Right.

>I believe the Ignite archives are relative

Even if they weren't, pax(1) can change the path.
Srimalik
Valued Contributor

Re: How To Determine the Release Date of HP-UX Media

do a swlist , you will see date appended to the revision of some of the products.
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Srimalik
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Re: How To Determine the Release Date of HP-UX Media