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Chapter 21

Managing Solaris Patches by Using the patchadd Command (Tasks)

Patch management involves applying Solaris patches and software updates to a system. Patch management might also involve removing unwanted or faulty patches. Removing patches is also called backing out patches.

This chapter provides step-by-step instructions on how to manage Solaris patches by using the patchadd command. For additional information, see the patchadd(1M) man page.

The following overview information is in this chapter:

For information about applying patches to diskless client systems, see Patching Diskless Client OS Services.

For information about recommended strategies and practices for using Solaris patches, see Solaris Patch Management: Recommended Strategies.

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