Friday, October 06, 2006

A Developer's Journal: Solaris/CMT #7

I got the answers I was looking for:

Solaris has major releases every 2 - 3 years and minor releases every 3 - 6 months S10 is the current major release.


The updates have major features integrated. To move from Update to Update you usually re-install the OS. You download the CD image or put it on your install server. You can opt for a Upgrade option as well. In between updates there are patches. These fix problems with a variety of products. There is one patch in particular called the kernel jumbo that has many of the fixes for just the OS. These can be downloaded from There are mandatory patches to fix panics etc. These are available for free download. Others require a support contract.

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