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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       installupdate - Invokes the Update Installation procedure

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       /sbin/installupdate [-nogui] [-u] {ris_server:}

       /sbin/installupdate    [-nogui]    [-u]    {[cdrom_device]

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       On systems with graphics capability, this  option  invokes
       the text-based, menu driven user interface rather than the
       graphical user interface.  Invokes  an  unattended  Update
       Installation.  Unattended  means that barring any problems
       during the Update Installation (such  as  file  type  conflicts,
  insufficient  disk  space,  and  blocking layered
       products), there is no  user  interaction  required.  This
       option builds a kernel with all kernel components and does
       not provide the  opportunity  to  archive  obsolete  files
       before the Update Installation process deletes them.

              If  the analysis phase of the update discovers file
              type conflicts, insufficient disk space, or  blocking
 layered products,  the update process stops and
              prompts you to  correct  the  problem  or  problems
              before the update resumes.

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       An  Update Installation updates the  base operating system
       software and the worldwide language support (WLS) software
       to  the next released version of the operating system on a
       single system.  The  Update  Installation  preserves  user
       files,  data files, print and network configurations, user
       accounts, and any other system setup and customization you
       may have done.

       Cluster  software is updated by a process called a rolling
       upgrade. An Update Installation is one of  several  stages
       in a cluster rolling upgrade.  The cluster rolling upgrade
       process is documented in  the  TruCluster  Server  Cluster
       Installation manual and in clu_upgrade(8).

       An  Update  Installation does not update layered products,
       but you can still perform an Update Installation  if  your
       system  is  installed with layered products.  Some layered
       products operate properly with  the  new  version  of  the
       operating  system  and  others  must be reinstalled with a
       version that is compatible with the  new  version  of  the
       operating  system.  You  are notified accordingly. You can
       delete these products during the Update Installation  process
 and then reinstall them on the updated system.

       There are two distribution methods for an Update Installation:
 From the operating system CD-ROM (from a mount point
       or  CD-ROM  device)  Over a network connection to a Remote
       Installation Services (RIS) server  that  is  serving  the
       most recent version of the operating system

       The  Update  Installation  is  performed  from single-user
       mode. You must be superuser or the user root  to  bring  a
       system  down  to  single-user mode. Do not boot to singleuser
 mode to perform an Update Installation.

       Whether you are using CD-ROM or RIS, the Update  Installation
  process  is started by entering the /sbin/installupdate
 command from the command line.

       The functions performed  during  the  Update  Installation
       process  include:  Detecting  and deleting obsolete system
       files, files that were previously shipped with  the  older
       version  of  the  operating  system but are not in the new
       release. You have the option to archive these files  to  a
       file  name of your choice before they are removed from the
       system.  Checking for file types  that  you  have  changed
       since  the  last  version of the operating system. Certain
       file type conflicts prevent the Update  Installation  from
       continuing,  and  you  must resolve these conflicts before
       you can restart the Update.  This  feature  preserves  the
       integrity   of  the  new  operating  system  about  to  be
       installed.  Checking  for  adequate  free  disk  space  to
       ensure  the Update Installation has enough room for temporary
 processing and there is enough disk space for the new
       software  subsets  that were introduced in the new version
       of the operating system.  Checking for  installed  layered
       products  that may not be  compatible with the new version
       of the operating system. The product or products may  need
       to  be  reinstalled  later.  Saving unprotected customized
       files to files with extensions to preserve  customizations
       that  were  made to unprotected system files.  These files
       are not expected to be modified and  are  not  merge  protected
  from  the  Update Installation, therefore they are
       saved with the extension.  Performing merges of  protected
       system files.  These are files that are shipped as part of
       the  operating system that are expected to  be  customized
       (for  example, the /etc/hosts file). These files are merge
       protected, which means that user customizations  are  preserved
  and  newly introduced functionality is merged into
       the already customized file.  Using the setld  command  to
       load  new  software subsets.  Subsets previously installed
       are updated as well as any new mandatory subsets that were
       introduced  in  the  new  version of the operating system.
       Base operating system subsets and Worldwide Language  Support
  (WLS) subsets are updated.  Building a custom kernel
       and rebooting the  system  with  that  kernel.   Executing
       user-supplied update_preinstall and update_postload files,
       if they exist, to perform customizations  on  the  updated

       An  Update  Installation  completes  in 45 to 120 minutes.
       Actual time varies depending on your processor  type,  the
       number  of  software subsets that have to be updated, network
 traffic, and the speed of the CD-ROM device. You need
       to  respond  to  prompts  only during the initial analysis
       phase of the Update Installation.

       Postinstallation tasks may include manually  merging  file
       customizations  into those files  that were not done automatically
 and rebuilding the kernel with  layered  product
       kernel  components.  It is recommended that you review the
       Update   Installation   log   files   located    in    the
       /var/adm/smlogs  directory when the Update Installation is

EXAMPLES    [Toc]    [Back]

       The following  examples  assume  you  have  performed  all
       required  preinstallation tasks, have shut down the system
       to single user mode, and have mounted the local file  systems
  with  the  <filename> /sbin/bcheckrc</filename> command.
  See the Installation  Guide  for  more  information
       about these steps.

       To  start  an unattended Update Installation from a CD-ROM
       device: # /sbin/installupdate -u /dev/disk/cdrom0c

       To start the  Update  Installation  using  the  text-based
       interface from a CD-ROM device that is mounted on the /mnt
       mount point: # /sbin/installupdate -nogui /mnt

       To start the Update Installation from a RIS  server  named
       server1: # /sbin/installupdate server1:

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       Contains  a  log  of  the output that was displayed to the
       screen during the Update Installation.  Contains a list of
       the files that were saved to a extension.  Contains a list
       of the files that were saved to a extension.   Contains  a
       list of the protected system files that failed to automatically
 merge during the Update Installation.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands: clu_upgrade(8), doconfig(8), fitset(8),  ris(8),
       setld(8), updadmin(8)

       Installation Guide

       Installation Guide -- Advanced Topics

       Update Installation Quick Reference Card

       Sharing Software on a Local Area Network

       TruCluster Server Cluster Installation

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