5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 3, 2012 8:55 AM by 665048 RSS

    How can I update to latest Solaris NTP 4  package?

    665048
      I am facing difficult challenge on this.

      There is a requirement to run the NTP version 4, I Understand the package involved is SUNWntp4S. But in all the patch bundles installed we have not been able to upgrade the current version, i.e V3

      Tried to see if we can get a application to serve the version 4 protocol but there is a concern on how to implement the free version on a procudtion system.

      Are there any other methods that you can suggest.

      Thanks in advance.
        • 1. Re: How can I update to latest Solaris NTP 4  package?
          bobthesungeek76036
          Not sure what you are doing wrong. My S10U9 with latest patch cluster has NTP4 on it:

          <pre>$ more /etc/release
          Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 s10s_u9wos_14a SPARC
          Copyright (c) 2010, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
          Assembled 11 August 2010
          $ pkginfo | grep SUNWntp
          system SUNWntp4r NTPv4 (root)
          system SUNWntp4u NTPv4 (usr)
          system SUNWntpr NTP, (Root)
          system SUNWntpu NTP, (Usr)
          $ ls /usr/sbin/*ntp*
          /usr/sbin/ntp-keygen /usr/sbin/ntpq /usr/sbin/ntptrace4
          /usr/sbin/ntpdate /usr/sbin/ntpq4 /usr/sbin/xntpdc
          /usr/sbin/ntpdate4 /usr/sbin/ntptime
          /usr/sbin/ntpdc /usr/sbin/ntptrace
          $</pre>
          • 2. Re: How can I update to latest Solaris NTP 4  package?
            Ml Starkey-Oracle
            NTPv4 was introduced with Solaris 10 U8 10/09. It added SUNWntp4r and SUNWntp4u. You must install the S10 U8 10/09 to get this NTP version.
            • 3. Re: How can I update to latest Solaris NTP 4  package?
              665048
              Hello,

              Thanks guys, and sorry for the late response.

              I was surely running a lower release, i.e.:
              bash-3.00# isalist
              sparcv9+vis2 sparcv9+vis sparcv9 sparcv8plus+vis2 sparcv8plus+vis sparcv8plus sparcv8 sparcv8-fsmuld sparcv7 sparc
              bash-3.00# vi /etc/release |more
              "/etc/release" [Read only] 4 lines, 240 characters
              Solaris 10 5/09 s10s_u7wos_08 SPARC
              Copyright 2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
              Use is subject to license terms.
              Assembled 30 March 2009

              Though I have patched it consistently, it seems that I need to find a way of upgrading it.

              Rgds,
              Nick
              • 4. Re: How can I update to latest Solaris NTP 4  package?
                Alan.S-Oracle
                You may want to review the patch cluster strategy document on OTN:

                http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/servers-storage-admin/solaris-patching-strategy-257476.pdf

                The main information to be aware of is mentioned on page 10:

                Because the Oracle Solaris Update Patch Bundles don't contain new packages introduced in an
                Oracle Solaris Update Release, new functionality that depends upon such new packages is not
                available in the Oracle Solaris Update Patch Bundles.

                This means that you must upgrade your system to get the new NTP4 functionality. Patches can only be applied to existing packages. New packages must be installed by an upgrade (LiveUpgrade is recommended).

                -- Alan
                • 5. Re: How can I update to latest Solaris NTP 4  package?
                  665048
                  Alan, thanx. I will have to admit though that live upgrade would be almost impossible with the current security policies. If we had a WSUS version of oracle, I would solve all problems.

                  And long gone are those days of free SUN.