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fizan
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patch.

how to find the ML maintanence level patches currently installed in the system.
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Mel Burslan
Honored Contributor

Re: patch.

My 6th sense is tingling me that we are in the presence of an AIX admin or someone confusing operating systems.

HPUX does not have so called maintenance level patches like AIX does. As a matter of fact, hpux patches bundles are commonly packed together patches and not necessarily a requirement to be applied all together. The patch level on HPUX is a very loose term, let alone having ML patches. Hence proceed with caution with the responses you will get.
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James R. Ferguson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: patch.

Hi:

I presume that you are using the AIX terminology for patch levels. A single "maintenance level" doesn't exist on HP-UX.

The closest we have to a "maintenance level" would be either the date of the standard patch bundles and/or the date of the "update release" for current releases with Operating Environments that are refreshed.

For example, for 11.31:

The most recent, standard patch bundle is:

QPK1131 (B.11.31.0903.334a)

The '0903' signifies the year and month.

The most recent Operating Environment update would be "update-4":

http://h20338.www2.hp.com/hpux11i/us/en/products/hpux11iv3-update4-overview.html

You can use 'swlist' to find what you have installed:

# swlist

Regards!

...JRF...
fizan
Super Advisor

Re: patch.

thanks for your clarification, so if any bug comes only in hp-ux we go for patch update right?
Mel Burslan
Honored Contributor
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Re: patch.

Not so much in "a bug comes" but more for preventive measures, you are suggested to patch your systems regularly with the suggested patch bundles, at least once or twice a year.

If a bug comes along, your best bet is to report it to HP and hope that someone else had the same bug before you did and hp already has a patch fix (single patch or a pack of few patches bundled together) for you.
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fizan
Super Advisor

Re: patch.

Thanks burslan..
Bob E Campbell
Honored Contributor

Re: patch.

Software Assistant (SWA) can be used to help you determine what known issues exist on your system. It has analyzers for security bulletins, missing critical fixes, and released patches with known problems. It can also be given a list of patches to determine if the system is at or above that "level"

You can get the latest version from https://www.hp.com/go/swa.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: patch.

Shalom,

If a but comes up with hp-ux you should look at the logs, or analyse the crash dump and see if you can match it to the patch database and find an appropriate patch.

HP support for software is useful in this process.

You should put bi-annual updates on your HP-UX systems as a proactive matter of course.

It prevents a lot of problems.

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James R. Ferguson
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Re: patch.

HI Fizan:

...and so given the way you originally framed your question, what is it that my answer didn't provide? You asked specifically about "Maintenance Level(s)". I answered that.

...JRF...