Every so often having comments on here really pays off. A commenter
on my previous entry gave me a pointer to pca (Patch Check Advanced), an
actual sane patch management program for Solaris machines; if you want
more reasons to take a look, see my longer comments.
One of the nice things about pca is that it led me to the
file, which is a big cross index of all of the Solaris patches, and to
patches.sun.com in general. Patchdiag.xref
is in a crappy format but clearly it can be parsed, which means
it can be turned into XML, which can be turned into Atom feeds. I think I have a project. (Time to
(I'm surprised Sun doesn't already have an XML version of
patchdiag.xref. It's not like they're shy about using Java for system
management applications, and Java apps usually love XML.)
So thank you, semi-anonymous commenter, for the pointer to pca.
(Possibly pca is old news to the really experienced Solaris
administrators, in which case I will look sheepish.)