I've installed and configured VPC for Solaris, and when I run it, it says my target server is up-to-date.
Why is this?
I'm certain there are patches which are missing. To prove this, I did an analysis with Sun Update Manager and it found 111 missing patches on the same host.
Anyone know what would cause such a huge discrepancy?
Here's the pertinent files from the log:
*"Run at May 7, 2008 4:27:49 PM",Info,May 7, 2008 4:28:17 PM,"Server:busun048.somecompany.com, no patches required"
"Run at May 7, 2008 4:27:49 PM",Info,May 7, 2008 4:28:21 PM,no patches for server busun048.somecompany.com*
At this point I think I'll have to review the patchdiag.xref file against the output of showrev -p, but that process will be a serious time killer. I've already fixed the issue with the HTML tags in the xref file btw.
1 - check the options you are doing the analysis w/ - the default is like 'missing:rs' which may not be all patches, only a subset. check the vpc pdf.
2 - this is like shavlik vs patchlink vs mbsa vs gfi vs whatever. how does the update manager work vs how does pca (what vpc uses) work?