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Old 10-03-2013
Patches - why multiple versions?

Hi just wondering really ......
I've done a
showrev -p

and am somewhat surprised to see apparently multiple different versions of the same patches ......

It's my understanding that a newer revision of a patch , -04 in this case supercedes all previous iterations of that patch .... and presumably obsoletes them. Why then are they listed? It makes finding the latest version a flipping nightmare. I'd have expected showrev -p to show only the latest version of a particular patch, not all versions that have been on there.Smilie

Further investigation ....
showrev -p | grep 112161

says that 112161-02 is a requisite of 3 other patches ..... ok I can accept that the system make keep hold of it if it's a requisite, but as far as I can tell, nothing uses 112161-03

Last edited by Martincorneuk; 10-03-2013 at 12:26 PM.. Reason: update
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Old 10-03-2013
$ showrev

-bash: showrev: command not found


This is not a generic UNIX question, we need to know what your system is:

uname -a

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Old 10-04-2013
Solaris 8 ....
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