Sunday, December 16, 2007

PCA - Analyze, download and install patches for Solaris

Trouble with Sun Solaris Patching? Sick of all those tools (smpatch, getsolpatch, Sun Update Connection, Patch Manager PatchPro, PatchCheck, PatchDiag, patchadd) that get dropped or are poorly maintained, broken, etc? Well, here's yet another tool to "fix'em all".

"Patch Check Advanced (pca) generates lists of installed and missing patches for Sun Solaris systems and optionally downloads patches. It resolves dependencies between patches and installs them in correct order. It can be the only tool you ever need for patch management on a single machine or a complete network. Just one perl script, it doesn't need compilation nor installation, and it doesn't need root permissions to run. It works on all versions of Solaris, both SPARC and x86."

Seriously though, PCA rocks ;-).