I've finally found the time to redo my original fastpatch for Solaris 2.5+
patches. As you might remember. fastpatch.pl is a perl script which installs
Solaris patches around 5-6x faster than installpatch (or 2.6 patchadd).
The result is available from ftp.wins.uva.nl:/pub/solaris/auto-install/*
Do-patch, fastpatch and fix-modes have all been fixed to work with
"-R rootdir" and should work fine during the system installation fase.
Fix-modes is all-new; it will now also change the ownership of most files to
root, and, perhaps most importantly, it has an "undo" switch.
Since I now longer have the facilities to do wholesale testing of fastpatch
bugs may have crept in.
Feedback very much appreciated.
Here are some numbers:
(2 processors so sys+user > real)
fastpatch installation times:
So a 78:12 advantage for fastpatch! (even more if we count CPU time!)
The installations where compared with "diff -r" and the only differences
found were timestamps in pkginfo files.
Fastpatch still has its original limitations:
- no checksums checking
- no "undo" archive
and some more
-- Tom Mornini
-- Printing & Prepress
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