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Mike Brown_3
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swinstall - marking multiple patches for install

Hi folks,
This is an odd one because I can't understand why there's not a simple answer to this, (that I can find anyway).

I have a patches tarfile entitled PATCHES.depot.
If I run `swinstall -s` against it, I see all 250+ patches listed. That's good but I want to mark them all for install - do I really have to go through each, one by one, to do this, or is there another way of "selecting all" and marking them all in one go?
Hope that's clear. Thanks.
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: swinstall - marking multiple patches for install

Shalom,

swinstall -s full path \*

example

swinstall -s /tmp/PATCHES.depot \*

Add the -x reinstall=false -x autoreboot=true to deal with patches that need a boot.

This will not select all, it will install all that are compatible with the system.

SEP
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Mike Brown_3
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Re: swinstall - marking multiple patches for install

So there was I wondering how you mark several patches when all along I don't actually need to.
I won't be able to test this until the weekend but I feel a lot better now knowing that a 2-star Olympian is helping me out :-)
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Torsten.
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Re: swinstall - marking multiple patches for install

Hi,

the system can help you to select the patches, see Actions->match-was-target-has in swinstall.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Mike Brown_3
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Re: swinstall - marking multiple patches for install

Hi Torsten,
That's not my problem, I was going to let the system decide which patches I'm going to load in the analysis phase. The key issue I was trying to address was how to mark 250+ patches for install in one go. SEP's method suggests I was overlooking the bigger picture which takes care of that.
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Mike Brown_3
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Re: swinstall - marking multiple patches for install

Thanks SEP - worked a treat!
Got a feeling I should have known this but never too proud to take advice :-) Thanks for your input.
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