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Old 08-23-2013, 05:42 AM   #1
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How to READ Solaris version


Hi Guys,

Would you please help me find/know the Solaris OS version.
How to read this version?

Code:
-bash-3.00$
-bash-3.00$ cat /etc/release
                       Solaris 10 5/09 s10s_u7wos_08 SPARC
           Copyright 2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.
                        Use is subject to license terms.
                             Assembled 30 March 2009
What is the 5/09 here?

What is this whole line mean ?

Code:
Solaris 10 5/09 s10s_u7wos_08 SPARC

I want to use this upgrade cds to upgrade os.
http://unixpackages.com/packages/companion-cd

Please advise.
 
Old 08-23-2013, 06:12 AM   #2
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Solaris 10, built in may 2009, for SPARC, that's the 7th update, wad of stuff (just means it's not the initial release), internal build #8.

The companion CD isn't going to update the OS, it is just, as it names suggest, an add-on composed of a collection of freewares.
 
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:22 AM   #3
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I have some problem knowing what exactly was asked from me.
I was told to find out os version and then given these Solaris CD containing link and find out which one to get, we have aroung 15 Solaris system, 2 of which are Solaris 8.

Can you just tell me what is use of this companion CDs?

Thanks a lot!!!
 
Old 08-23-2013, 06:50 AM   #4
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As I wrote, the companion CDs contain a collection of open source freewares compiled for Solaris 10. There is a list of packages on the page you linked to.
 
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:14 AM   #5
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As I wrote, the companion CDs contain a collection of open source freewares compiled for Solaris 10. There is a list of packages on the page you linked to.
Thanks a lot for you valuable words!

But I am still don't understand why am I asked to get version of OSs and then decide which CD to buy?

Are you going to update packages on Server, stuff like that, why do we need companion CD ?
 
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But I am still don't understand why am I asked to get version of OSs and then decide which CD to buy?
The answer is on the page you posted a link to:
Make sure that you know for sure which level of Solaris you are using by looking at the /etc/release file on your system. For example, on a SPARC Solaris 10 Update 9 system, you will see an s10s_u9wos entry or you might see s10x_u8wos for x86 Solaris 10 Update 8.
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Are you going to update packages on Server, stuff like that, why do we need companion CD ?
The companion CD is a collection of software built for/with a specific update. You probably can use a lower companion CD update with a newer Solaris update but the opposite might not be true. That's up to your administrators/users to say what they need in the companion CD.
 
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:30 AM   #7
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The answer is on the page you posted a link to:
Make sure that you know for sure which level of Solaris you are using by looking at the /etc/release file on your system. For example, on a SPARC Solaris 10 Update 9 system, you will see an s10s_u9wos entry or you might see s10x_u8wos for x86 Solaris 10 Update 8.
The companion CD is a collection of software built for/with a specific update. You probably can use a lower companion CD update with a newer Solaris update but the opposite might not be true. That's up to your administrators/users to say what they need in the companion CD.
Thanks a Lot jlliagre!
Now I am going make list of all my Solaris version.
 
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what does this mean;--
Code:
 Solaris 8 HW 5/03 s28s_hw2wos_06a SPARC
 
Old 08-26-2013, 06:46 AM   #9
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Hi Guys,
Please tell me what exactly we do/have to do to update Solaris 10 update 7 version to Solaris 10 update 10

How to we use Solaris 10 update 10 companion Cd to achieve this???
I never done this and I have no idea about this.

Please guide.
 
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what does this mean;--
Code:
 Solaris 8 HW 5/03 s28s_hw2wos_06a SPARC
Solaris 8 hardware release May 2003 SunOS 2.8 for SPARC hardware update 2, build #6, first respin.

To summarize, "Solaris 8 for SPARC".
 
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:08 PM   #11
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Please tell me what exactly we do/have to do to update Solaris 10 update 7 version to Solaris 10 update 10
Have a look to this blog for a description of the update process: https://blogs.oracle.com/patch/entry...10_8_11_update
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How to we use Solaris 10 update 10 companion Cd to achieve this???
As already stated, you can't use this CD to achieve this.
 
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:03 PM   #12
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Have a look to this blog for a description of the update process: https://blogs.oracle.com/patch/entry...10_8_11_update
As already stated, you can't use this CD to achieve this.
Thanks a lot for both posts!! Lovely!!!
 
Old 08-26-2013, 11:33 PM   #13
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One question I have is:-

Suppost If I am having OS Solasis 10 update 7 then for this system which companion CD should I should go for
-1. Solaris 10 update 8
OR
-2. Solaris 10 update 10.

(I am new to Solaris particularly this stuff, so don't really know ,what exactly we are asked to do by client, looks like having latest packages inventory???)

Thanks a lot for all your post, really helpful, making my interest in Sun stronger.
 
Old 08-27-2013, 12:26 AM   #14
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None of the above. That would be the Solaris Companion CD for Solaris 10 update 7.
 
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:33 AM   #15
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None of the above. That would be the Solaris Companion CD for Solaris 10 update 7.
Thanks!!
Let me just confirm.

1.You mean to say for Solaris 10 Update 7 , I should go for Solaris 10 Update 7 Companion CD ?? YES / NO ?

2.Why so? Why not Solaris 10 Update 8 or Solaris 10 Update 10 which are likely to have latest versions? I really need to know this. Please guide.

Thanks a lot!

(I am alone in team,new to Solaris, has no one to discuss about Solaris here. :-()

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