Monday, October 18, 2010

HP-UX Patch naming conventions

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Unlike other operating system, HPUX maintains specific nomenclature for every patch that is released.

Below is list of prefixes for every patch category and its short description.

PHCO_: refers to a patch for commands and libraries

PHKL_: refers to a kernel patch

PHNE_: refers to a networking patch

PHSS_: refers to a patch for HP-UX subsystems

Every patch is then post-fixed with unique number that identifies a specific patch.

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