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Starting in early 2008, this Tru64 UNIX documentation website will no longer be updated with new and changed information and the search function has been removed. All new and changed information will be made available at www.hp.com/go/tru64unix-docs

Reference pages provided at this archive site have not been updated for some time. You should always refer to the reference pages provided in your Tru64 UNIX distribution kit.

HP Tru64 UNIX Operating System and TruCluster Patch Kit Documentation

We provide patch kits for each supported version of the HP Tru64 UNIX operating system and TruCluster Server software. This page provides the Patch Kit Installation Instructions, the Patch Summary and Release Notes for recently released patch kits, and other patch-related documentation.

HP Tru64 UNIX Operating System and TruCluster Patch Kit Documentation

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Early Release Patches

To obtain the early release patches, go to the early release patch kit download matrix at:


Technical Updates for Tru64 UNIX Patch Kits

These updates contain information pertaining to changes made to Tru64 UNIX systems as a result of installing patch kits. The following updates are available:

Technical updates for Version 5.1A and higher patch kits
Updated February 2006

Patch Kit Installation
The Patch Kit Installation Instructions manual (HTML / PDF) ships with all patch kit versions. Although the basic installation information applies to earlier kits, some features described in this manual may not exist in earlier kits.
Updated December 2006

The Installation Instructions for Pre-Inclusive Patch Kits manual (HTML / PDF) provides instructions for installing, removing, and working with patch kits that pre-date the introduction of the Inclusive Patch Kits that first shipped with Version 5.1B-2/Patch Kit 4. Although the instructions are similar to the current manual, this manual provides examples that reflect what you will see when working with these earlier kits.

Patch Kit Map
The patch kit map lists the kit number, base level, and release date of patch kits produced during the last few years. It also lists upcoming patch kits that are in the planning or production stage.

Patch-Specific Reference Pages
The dupatch(8) reference page (HTML / PDF) provides information about installing patch kits from a command line.
The dupclone(8) reference page (HTML / PDF) provides information about using the dupclone tool to clone a TruCluster Server cluster.
These reference pages are installed on a system when the dupatch tools are installed.

Patching Best Practice
The Patching Tru64 UNIX Best Practice manual describes the issues to consider before beginning to install a Tru64 UNIX Release Patch Kit on your system, and the steps to take to prepare your system for the installation process.

Patch Kit Overview
The Patch Kit Overview and Naming manual provides a brief overview of the Tru64 UNIX patching process and describes the naming conventions for Release, Customer-Specific (CSP), and Early-Release (ERP) patch kits.

Patch Summary and Release Notes for Version 5.1B
» HTML PDF Version 5.1B-6  October 2010
» HTML PDF Version 5.1B-4  December 2006
» HTML PDF Version 5.1B-3 June 2005
» HTML PDF Patch Kit 4  June 2004
» HTML PDF Patch Kit 3  October 2003
» HTML PDF Patch Kit 2  May 2003
» HTML PDF Patch Kit 1  January 2003

Patch Summary and Release Notes for Version 5.1A
» HTML Patch Kit 6  November 2003
» HTML Patch Kit 5  August 2003
» HTML Patch Kit 4  February 2003
» HTML Patch Kit 3  September 2002
» Patch Kit 2  May 2002
» Patch Kit 1  January 2002

Patch Summary and Release Notes for Version 5.0A
» PDF Patch Kit 3  May 2001
» Patch Kit 2  October 2000
» Patch Kit 1  July 2000

Patch Summary and Release Notes for Version 5.0
» Patch Kit 4  July 2001
» Patch Kit 3  February 2001
» Patch Kit 2 April 2000
» Patch Kit 1  November 1999

Patch Summary and Release Notes for Version 4.0G
» Patch Kit 4  August 2003
» Patch Kit 3  June 2001
» Patch Kit 2  January 2001
» Patch Kit 1  August 2000

Patch Summary and Release Notes for Version 4.0F
» Patch Kit 8  August 2003
» Patch Kit 7  January 2002
» Patch Kit 6  July 2001
» Patch Kit 5  February 2001
» Patch Kit 4  June 2000
» Patch Kit 3  February 2000

Patch Summary and Release Notes for Version 4.0E
» Patch Kit 4  March 2000
Patch Kit 3  December 1999

Patch Summary and Release Notes for Version 4.0D
» Patch Kit 9  August 2001
» Patch Kit 8  November 2000
» Patch Kit 7  September 2000