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HP Tru64 UNIX Version 5.1B-2 and Higher: Patch Kit Installation Instructions > Chapter 1 Patch Process Overview

Using the Patch Documentation Menu

 

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When you select the Patch Documentation item of the main menu, dupatch returns a menu that gives you access to different information:

  • Problem summaries

    Provide brief descriptions of the problems corrected by the patches. You can view the problems corrected by installed patches or by patches available from a specific kit.

  • Full descriptions

    Provide complete descriptions of the problems corrected by the individual patches. You can view the problem descriptions for installed patches or for patches available from a specific kit.

  • Special Instructions

    These files describe special instructions you need to be aware of for individual patches. You can view the instructions for installed patches or for patches available from a specific kit.

  • Report identifiers

  • Revision control strings

The following output shows the Patch Documentation menu and a typical session:

    Patch Documentation Menu:
    ------------------------

     Installed patches on the system
    1)  View problem summaries 
    2)  View full descriptions 
    3)  View special instructions 
    4)  View Problem Report Identifiers 
    5)  View Revision Control Strings 
     Patches in the patch kit
    6)  View problem summaries
    7)  View full descriptions
    8)  View special instructions
    9)  View Problem Report Identifiers
   10)  View Revision Control Strings
     All (installed and non-installed) patches
   11)  View patch problem summaries
   12)  View patch full descriptions
   13)  View patch special instructions
   14)  View Problem Report Identifiers 
   15)  View Revision Control Strings
    
    b)  Back to Main Menu
    q)  Quit

Enter your choice: 1

    Patch Documentation Selection Menu:
    -----------------------------------

    1)  List Release problem summaries
    2)  List Customer Specific problem summaries
    3)  List All problem summaries
    
    b)  Back to Documentation Menu
    q)  Quit

Enter your choice: 3
    There may be more patches than can be presented on a single
     screen. If this is the case, you can choose patches screen by screen
     or all at once on the last screen. All of the choices you make will
     be collected for your confirmation before any patches are examined.

 - Tru64_UNIX_V5.1B / Commands, Shells, & Utilities Patches:
     1) Patch 25022.00 - SP04 OSFDCMT540                                        
     2) Patch 25080.00 - SP04 OSFTCLBASE540                                     
     3) Patch 26022.00 - SP05 OSFDCMT540                                        
     4) Patch 26080.00 - SP05 OSFTCLBASE540                                     

 - Tru64_UNIX_V5.1B / Common Desktop Environment (CDE) Patches:
     5) Patch 25015.00 - SP04 OSFCDEDT540 (SSRT2405)                            
     6) Patch 25016.00 - SP04 OSFCDEMAIL540                                                               

⋮
- Tru64_UNIX_V5.1B / X11 Patches:
    49) Patch 25075.00 - SP04 OSFSER540                                         
    50) Patch 25085.00 - SP04 OSFX11540                                         
    
Or you may choose one of the following options:

    55) ALL of the above 
    56) CANCEL selections and redisplay menus
    57) EXIT without examining any patches 

Enter your choices or press RETURN to redisplay menus.

Choices (for example, 1 2 4-6): 1-4 7

Enter the output filename for the problem summaries for 
installed patches, or < Return> to continue 
(output to screen): 

========================================================

 Tru64_UNIX_V5.1B / Commands, Shells, & Utilities Patches:
        Patch 25022.00 - SP04 OSFDCMT540                                        

A potential security vulnerability has been discovered, 
where under certain circumstances, system integrity may 
be compromised. This may be in the form of improper file 
or privilege management. HP has corrected this potential 
vulnerability
⋮
Press RETURN to proceed...

    Patch Documentation Selection Menu:
    -----------------------------------

    1)  List Release problem summaries
    2)  List Customer Specific problem summaries
    3)  List All problem summaries
    
    b)  Back to Documentation Menu
    q)  Quit

Enter your choice: q

The patch description information and special instructions are conveniently organized in the Patch Summary and Release Notes document that is packaged with each kit.

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