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FAQ - 11gR2 requires Solaris 10 update 6 or greater (Doc ID 971464.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 13, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version to [Release 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2]
Oracle Universal Installer - Version to [Release 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)


When so noted, answers are derived from Oracle Development responses in published <Bug 9152554>, "11G R2 ON SOLARIS 10 CUSTOMER QUESTIONS"

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Questions and Answers
 1. Does Oracle need any features of Solaris that are only installed/provided by applying the update and not kernel patches between update 3 and update 6?
 2. What versions of what packages is it that Oracle 11gR2 requires, that come on the Solaris 10 Update 6 and greater releases?
 3. Must the OS kernel must be patched via Sun Updates or is applying the kernel patches sufficient?:
 4. Our kernel level is current. However, the /etc/release file shows update 3 level. Is this going to present a problem?
 5. Is Oracle 11gR2 certified on less than "update 6" if the newest patches are installed? If not, why not?
 6. Why is the /etc/release file is not reflecting the fact that additional Solaris patch bundle(s) are installed?
 7. Is applying a kernel patch or a Solaris patch bundle the equivalent to installing the specific Solaris 10 "update 6" image?
 8. Instead of installing Solaris 10 update 6 or greater, could I upgrade my "update 4" non-global zone from it's "update 6" global zone host, and then copy over the /etc/release file?
 9. Okay, you have convinced me. What is it that I need to do to get my Solaris 10 system to be a true and full "update 6" base image?
 10. How can I determine what "update" level of Solaris 10 was installed on my system?
 11. How and where does the 11gR2 OUI retrieve its values?
 12. Can I just copy over an /etc/release file from another Solaris 10 system that really is "update 6"?
 13. Does the 11gR2 OUI read the /etc/release file, or use the /usr/bin/pkginfo -l SUNWsolnm command ?

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