Installing a Patch
Sun customers can access security patches and other recommended patches via the World Wide Web or anonymous FTP. You can download patches from the Sunsolve web site, which (as of this writing) is at http://sunsolve.sun.com. Sun customers who have purchased a service contract can access an extended set of patches and a complete database of patch information. (This information also is available via the World Wide Web or anonymous FTP, and it is regularly distributed on CD-ROM.)
Detailed information about how to install and remove a patch is provided in the Install.info file included with each patch. Each patch also contains a README file that contains specific information about the patch.
Patches come in three different formats. ...