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What is the Difference Between Applying Solaris Patches, and Applying a Solaris Upgrade (Doc ID 1481943.1)

Last updated on JUNE 13, 2023

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8.0 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 8.0 to 10.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This FAQ explains, for Solaris 10 and earlier, the differences between applying patches, and updating Solaris.

Questions and Answers

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Questions and Answers
 Can I update the Solaris update version per the /etc/release file by applying patches?
 Does the Solaris update version per the /etc/release file increase when the latest Recommended Patch Set is installed?
 What is the difference between the latest Solaris Patch level and Update level?
 A 3rd party application requires a certain Solaris update release.
 Can I fulfill this requirement by applying Solaris patches?

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