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Accesing PATCH Installation History

Jack Trachtman
Super Advisor

Accesing PATCH Installation History

As far as I can tell, the PRODUCT cmd does not have an option to show the components of an installed UPDATE patch set.

How do others track which patches they've installed that are part of an UPDATE patch? (I presently use a spreadsheet, but would like to know if there is a way of producing a report from the system itself.)
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Duncan Morris
Honored Contributor

Re: Accesing PATCH Installation History

Hi Jack,

it is certainly a bit of a problem!

What I have been doing, is checking SYS$HELP for the release notes. As the modern UPDATE kits include the release notes for all the patches which they contain, you can use them as a rough guide as to which components you have updated.

see attachment


Duncan
Peter Zeiszler
Trusted Contributor

Re: Accesing PATCH Installation History

I extract the release notes from the update pcsi file. There is also a location on the web (HP Patch site) that shows which patches are included in the update and which are not.
http://www1.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/search.do?BC=main|&pageOsid=openvms

Look for the master eco lists.
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: Accesing PATCH Installation History

I use the master ECO list e.g for V7.3-2
ftp://ftp.itrc.hp.com/openvms_patches/alpha/V7.3-2/ALPHA_V732_MASTER_ECO_LIST.txt

It tells you what patches are included.
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Jack Trachtman
Super Advisor

Re: Accesing PATCH Installation History

Thanks for the responses - looks like everyone does a manual cross check. Too bad the PRODUCT HISTORY cmd can't include the patch subcomponents.