SUMMARY: Re: Installing patches from sunsolve on multiple systems

From: Spiros B. (
Date: Thu Dec 11 1997 - 12:51:54 CST

        Hello there all,
My original question was the following:

<> I have about 60 Solaris boxes and I have come to the point that I need to automate
<> the process of getting patches from sunsolve and automatically installing them on
<> all machines. Is anyone aware of any sort of tool or program that you may have
<> encountered that somehow retrieves/checks for obsolete patches and conflicts that
<> I might be able to use?
<> I am currently using "patchdiag" but the CD distribution that it comes with does not
have all the advertised patches..

Many thanks to :

Reto Lichtensteiger <>

Here is the solution as Reto Lichtensteiger explained to me:

The most recent issue of "Login" has an article called "ToolMan meets PatchReport" that
describes a tool to do pretty much +exactly+ what you're asking ..

Here is the URL for all of you that are interested:
Many thanks to the author of the tool , Mr. Joe Shamblin (

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