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How to know the OS patch kit version?

ericfjchen
Regular Advisor

How to know the OS patch kit version?

This is HP Tru64 5.1A. How to know the OS patch kit version?

Thanks

Eric
8 REPLIES
Venkatesh BL
Honored Contributor

Re: How to know the OS patch kit version?

dupatch -track -type kit
Greg Yates
Valued Contributor

Re: How to know the OS patch kit version?

Hi Eric,

This is a tricky question with a tricky answer. The above answer is correct, provided that all of the kit was applied. (*This discussion is for anything before V5.1B PK4, which is an 'all or nothing' kit.)

You can apply PKn and not really have a tru[e] PKn baseline. For example, if you have a conflict and certain patches do not get installed, it will still appear to dupatch that PKn is installed but ALL of PKn is not installed since the [unresolved] conflicting patches have not been applied.

At the Support center, we take your kernel and compare it against the RCS versions of the actual kit to see if you are truly at PKn or not. Of course this doesn't take into consideration non-kernel patches, but is a pretty good approximation.

You can look at the dupatch log files (/var/adm/patch/log) to see if there were any individual patches in the aggregate kit that failed to install. BTW, if there were problems, you probably want to resolve those. The log file usually tells you the reason it didn't 'pass'. For example, it may not have been able to identify a patch that it was planning to replace/update.

*As of PK4 for V5.1B, the patch kit is 'all or nothing'. So this won't be an issue (or shouldn't be) in the V5.1B future patch kits. :)


Greg
Ravi_8
Honored Contributor

Re: How to know the OS patch kit version?

Hi,

#dupatch -track -type kit
never give up
omar_50
Occasional Visitor

Re: How to know the OS patch kit version?

HI,

Could any please help he how to find the latest qualfied patch kit on the machine.

I dont have dupatch command under /use/sbin/

thanks
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: How to know the OS patch kit version?

Hi,

if you do not have dupatch then you do not have a patch kit installed.

greetings,

Michael
Johan Brusche
Honored Contributor

Re: How to know the OS patch kit version?


Omar,

To (really)answer your last question, goto ITRC aggregate kit page:

http://www4.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/bundlesPage.do?context=tru::

Have fun,
__ Johan./

_JB_
David_854
Frequent Advisor

Re: How to know the OS patch kit version?

There are several ways to find out your patch kit installed.

a)
#setld -i | grep osf

b)
#dupatch -track -type kit

c)
#grep KITNAME /var/adm/patch/log/event.log

But the best one is to go to the website already mentioned.

David
Johan Brusche
Honored Contributor

Re: How to know the OS patch kit version?


The command under a) in above entry would result in a NIL.

Much faster than setld is:

# cd /usr/.smdb.
# ls -o *PAT*.lk

___ Johan ./

_JB_