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NonStop upgrade to 11.6

The Installation Guide is not clear on how to install a patch during an upgrade on an HPE NonStop. The UNPACK macro can use the argument <patch> but what wording is put there? The normal patch command or merely the patch name or something else?

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Re: NonStop upgrade to 11.6

Short answer: You shouldn't need to use the <patch> option for upgrades, as you can just drop the patch file into your temporary subvol (same place as your install files / unpack script) prior to running UNPACK and it will automatically be installed.

 

The <patch> option allows patch files *outside* the temporary subvol to be referenced for install.  To do this, just give the qualified patch file name, e.g.  RUN UNPACK UPGRADE $VOL.PRGN, KEEP, $VOLB.PATCHES.Z999P001

You can also give an unqualified patch name to specify a patch in the temporary install subvol.

 

Note that by specifying a patch file on the UNPACK command line, you disable to automatic install of any patch found in the temporary subvolume.  So, if you put two patches in the temporary subvolume and specify one on the command line, only the specified patch will be installed.

 

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Re: NonStop upgrade to 11.6

Short answer: You shouldn't need to use the <patch> option for upgrades, as you can just drop the patch file into your temporary subvol (same place as your install files / unpack script) prior to running UNPACK and it will automatically be installed.

 

The <patch> option allows patch files *outside* the temporary subvol to be referenced for install.  To do this, just give the qualified patch file name, e.g.  RUN UNPACK UPGRADE $VOL.PRGN, KEEP, $VOLB.PATCHES.Z999P001

You can also give an unqualified patch name to specify a patch in the temporary install subvol.

 

Note that by specifying a patch file on the UNPACK command line, you disable to automatic install of any patch found in the temporary subvolume.  So, if you put two patches in the temporary subvolume and specify one on the command line, only the specified patch will be installed.

 

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Re: NonStop upgrade to 11.6

Thank you, I've never known about placing a patch file in the temp subvol.

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