[rescue] Sun announces DST patch availablity...

Andy Wallis rawallis at panix.com
Tue Jan 30 17:01:50 CST 2007

On Jan 30, 2007, at 4:15 PM, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:

> On Tue, 30 Jan 2007, Dave K wrote:
>> What about the poor admin stuck with many systems? After doing the
>> manual procedure, how will his system configuration management tool
>> know that the system has been updated?  Etc.
Everyone and his kid brother is now selling some sort System CM stack.
OpsWare, BladeLogic, Microsoft, Sun, IBM (Tivoli), and the list rolls  
on. With
the more expensive ones that promise full provisioning and auditing,   
developed my own version of bullshit bingo. When they hit my magical
number, I start heckling.

> He will hopefully have read the 'pkgmk' man page and rolled his own
> patch.
> Doing something once is educational.  Doing it twice is good for
> practice.  Doing it by hand everyplace is a tragedy.

I use a script to generate Solaris packages and patches based on a few
questions. The scripts themselves are damn ugly. You only make package
prototype files manually if you are insane or stupid.

-Andy Wallis

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