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How to Use Solaris Live Upgrade to Upgrade From Solaris 8 to Solaris 10 05/08 (or Later Solaris Releases) (Doc ID 1019995.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 16, 2022

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 and later
All Platforms


This article describes the process for using Solaris Live Upgrade to upgrade from Solaris 8, 9, or 10 (pre 05/08) to Solaris 10 05/08 or later releases.

The Solaris 10 05/08 release media (and subsequent Solaris 10 Updates) were compressed using a different compression utility than previous Solaris 10 Releases, which all used bzip2 compression. As a result of this, in order to upgrade to Solaris 05/08 (or later Solaris Releases) using Solaris Live Upgrade, the live system (on which luupgrade is actually running), must have p7zip installed. p7zip was backported to Solaris 9 in patch format, but for Solaris 8 there is no similar patch available.


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