`patchck` is a System Administration tool which simplifies the process
of downloading and installing essential patches as well as report on
the patch status of a system.
`patchck` can be run in four modes. When run in default mode, patchck
is executed without any options. In this mode, patchck provides a
list of installed patches which it checks against a static list
included with the utility.
If patches are missing from the system, the user is presented with a
download menu, followed by an install menu. Once all required
patches have been installed, the user is then prompted to remove any
unused downloaded patches, review the patches installed and error
When executed in "auto" mode, patchck downloads and installs all
missing patches without any user intervention. Patchck can also be
executed in "check" mode. In check mode, patchck simply lists all
installed and missing patches. There is also a "log" option which
displays the most recent patchck logs.
patchck [auto | check | logs | help | version]
patchck [ -u ] [ -o ] [ -s ] [ auto | check | download ]
By default, `patchck` only checks the currently installed base OS
patches against a static list of recommended essential base OS
Use '-o' to look for optional patches, and '-s' to look for
Since the list is static and included with the utility, to ensure
that the most recent patches are being applied to your system,
patchck will expire four months from the date the utility is posted
to SCO's ftp site. Use '-u' to update to the latest version.
Every time a new essential base OS patch is release, patchck is
updated and posted again.
The latest version of patchck available from:
For more information about all patches and other packages and
drivers that could also be available for your system, please go to
SCO's download page, located at:
Use `patchck logs` to see the most recent logs. You can also use
`touch /tmp/patchck.debug` and it will write debug data there.