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Solaris Express Installation Guide: Solaris Live Upgrade and Upgrade Planning
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Upgrading a System With Packages or Patches

You can use Solaris Live Upgrade to add patches and packages to a system. When you use Solaris Live Upgrade, the only downtime the system incurs is that of a reboot. You can add patches and packages to a new boot environment with the luupgrade command. When you use luupgrade command, you can also use a Solaris Flash archive to install patches or packages.


Caution - When upgrading and adding and removing packages or patches, Solaris Live Upgrade requires packages or patches that comply with the SVR4 advanced packaging guidelines. While Sun packages conform to these guidelines, Sun cannot guarantee the conformance of packages from third-party vendors. If a package violates these guidelines, the package can cause the package-addition software during an upgrade to fail or alter the active boot environment.

For more information about packaging requirements, see Appendix B, Additional SVR4 Packaging Requirements (Reference).


Type of Installation

Description

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Adding patches to a boot environment

Create a new boot environment and use the luupgrade command with the -t option.

To Add Patches to a Network Installation Image on a Boot Environment

Adding packages to a boot environment

Use the luupgrade command with the -p option.

To Add Packages to a Network Installation Image on a Boot Environment

Using Solaris Live Upgrade to install a Solaris Flash archive

An archive contains a complete copy of a boot environment with new packages and patches already included. This copy can be installed on multiple systems.

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