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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Removing Patches

When you remove, or back out, a patch, the patchrm command restores all files modified by that patch, unless any of the following conditions are true.

  • The patch was installed with patchadd -d, which instructs patchadd not to save copies of files that are updated or replaced.

  • The patch has been obsoleted by a later patch.

  • The patch is required by another patch.

The patchrm command calls pkgadd to restore packages that were saved from the initial patch installation.

The pkgrm command has the following syntax.

/usr/sbin/patchrm [-f][-B backout-dir][-C net-install-image |
  -R client-root-path | -S service] patch-id
					

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