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how to determine the build number of a version of HPUX?

yang shaohua
Frequent Advisor

how to determine the build number of a version of HPUX?

Can anyone tell how I can determine the build number of a version of HP Unix? Is there a command that will tell you this? Is it contained in a file? thanks!!!
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Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: how to determine the build number of a version of HP-UX?

What do you mean by build number and why would you want that?

 

If you want to know which OE version you have:

swlist -l bundle | grep OE

HPUX11i-DC-OE    B.11.31.1103   HP-UX Data Center Operating Environment


yang shaohua
Frequent Advisor

Re: how to determine the build number of a version of HP-UX?

thank you! dennis, I am so apprecaite for your answer.

actually, take windows as example, windows platform has a build number which shows the build number of host operating system.

So, I wanna to know if HP unix OS also has a build number and how to determine it.

 

by the way, according to your way:

 

swlist -l bundle | grep OE

HPUX11i-DC-OE    B.11.31.1103   HP-UX Data Center Operating Environment

 

1103 is the sevice pack release that has been applied to the host operating system, it is not the build number.

Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: how to determine the build number of a version of HP-UX?

>> B.11.31.1103

This is telling you that the version of the OS is march 2011 - this is what you really want to know.

A "build number" doesn't matter at all here.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Dennis Handly
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Re: how to determine the build number of a version of HP-UX?

>1103 is the service pack release that has been applied to the host operating system, it is not the build number.

 

This is the only externally available release version string, which matches to when it was planned to be released.

 

There are of course individual patches that you could also install.

yang shaohua
Frequent Advisor

Re: how to determine the build number of a version of HP-UX?

do you mean the all information abou the version of HPUnix is here?

if HP unix doesn't provide it's builder number ?

 

thanks!

Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: how to determine the build number of a version of HP-UX?

There really isn't a "build number" like Windows has.

 

 

Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: how to determine the build number of a version of HP-UX?

>if HP-UX doesn't provide its builder number?

 

What would you do with a build number if you had it?