I am new to UNIX administration. I have a system that needs JDK1.7 on it. The system is currently running Solaris 10 U8 and JDK1.7 requires Solaris 10 U9+. I downloaded Solaris 10 U9 and then ran the patch analyzer to see what needed to be replaced or removed. I got a list of 150 items. Is this normal? Will it cause issues if I do the upgrade? I plan on doing a ufsdump before I do the upgrade. I was going to try a live upgrade but I do not have the space. Should I go to Solaris 10 U11?
I was able to find the patch list for Solaris 10 U9 9/10 and it had all of the patches on the list that were being removed except for the ones that were being downgraded. All of the patches that were being downgraded were on the patchset for Solaris 10 U10 8/11. I downloaded the patchset and installed the downgraded patches manually. It still did not fix the issue the user was having so I will probably upgrade to Solaris 10 U10.