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).