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From: Jonathan Lewis <>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 06:02:26 -0700
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I'm not an expert in these matters, but I've just installed hp-ux 64-bit using the June release, and including the three large-scale quality patches.

During installation I noted that swinstall was giving me message like:

    298 files skipped out of 673

I think this meant it was simply not installing patches which were not relevant to my particular environment, and I suspect that your messages mean the same.

I prefer with swinstall to invoke the product for manual control, rather than using the command line. i.e.

then fill in the screen which specifies the depot (the PHCO_17058.depot file in a local directory, then choose the install action).

After the analyze stage you get messages about errors and warnings and files skipped - this may be more helpful (or perhaps comforting) than the summary message you are getting at the end.

Jonathan Lewis

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-----Original Message-----
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L <> Date: 29 August 2001 13:07

|Ed, the real problem is it's not just this patch... there is a list
of 10-15
|patches which all give this error message. I am tempted to just go
ahead and
|try the install anyway, how seriously could things go wrong :-)
|----- Original Message -----
|To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L <>
|Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 9:10 PM
|> This is just a stab in the dark:
|> I have never used a \ when installing patches so try running the
|> a single line
|> like this:
|> # swinstall -x autoreboot=true -x patch_match_target=true -s
|> /tmp/PHCO_17058.depot
|> If that doesn't work and since this seems to be a SAM patch, do you
|> installed and working?
|> Try running sam from the command line and see if the system
|> tool works.
|> Otherwise I dunno. This might fail if a superseding patch was
|> installed.
|> PHCO_17058 has been replaced by PHCO_23876 (Latest Superseding
Patch) and
|> PHCO_21187 (Best Available Patch). Try doing:
|> swlist | grep PHCO
|> to see if any of these later patches are already installed.
|> You might want to install one of the later patches. I don't think
|> comes out with
|> so many patch udates like HP-UX. Anytime you see documentation that
|> need to install a certain patch, that patch will have been
supersceeded 2
|> more times by the time you read the documentation so don't be
|> trying to install one of the supersceeding patches.
|> HTH
|> Ed
|> -----Original Message-----
|> Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 12:27 PM
|> To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
|> Hi all, this is slightly off topic, but I am trying to install 9i
|> on an HP-UX 11.00 box.
|> I have v.v.v.v. little experience on HP-UX. This is only a test
box, but
|> going through ORACLE's install guide, it tells me I need to install
|> HP-UX patches using swinstall.
|> Many of the patches I try to install are erroring out...
|> I run the command
|> # swinstall -x autoreboot=true -x patch_match_target=true \
|> > -s /tmp/PHCO_17058.depot
|> and get the following output:
|> ======= 08/28/01 16:14:35 BST BEGIN swinstall SESSION
|> * Session started for user "root_at_ham1".
|> * Beginning Selection
|> * Target connection succeeded for "ham1:/".
|> NOTE: The patch match operation failed to find patches for
|> software on "ham1" which passed the filter.
|> NOTE: Cannot continue the "swinstall" task.
|> ======= 08/28/01 16:14:50 BST END swinstall SESSION
|> Does this mean I don't need these patches??
|> TIA,
|> Stuart

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