Oracle’s legal team forces to shutdown

Another useful tool for Solaris Unix system administrators was crushed under the weight of Oracle. This tool was highly useful for digging through all of the  read me files to determine which patch might solve your problem and finding patch dependencies.

The site,, was regularly updated and linked to Oracles support page for the actual download of patches.

Yes, the site did copy Sun/Oracle read me files and patch information and put it in a more navigable format, but did not distribute any Sun/Oracle binaries. You still had to have an active support account with Oracle to download Solaris patches. But the company should have recognized that this was a tool that supported the Solaris community and made managing some aging Solaris machines a little easier. But moves like this are part of the reason those Solaris machines are aging and will be replaced by Linux machines. shutdown by Oracle. Thanks for all of your hardwork on the site that has helped countless administrators. You will be missed!

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