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extract_patch - extract and execute patch files from installation tapes


extract_patch [ -ddevice [ -rremote-host ] ] [ -ppatch-name ] [ -DEFAULT ]


extract_patch extracts a patch from a release tape onto the current system. If no options are specifed, it prompts for input as to the patch name, tape device, or remote hostname from which to the software is to be installed. If the named patch cannot be found, a list of valid patches are printed.

If the named patch is found then the patch is extracted from the tape onto the system. If there is a README file in the extracted contents then the user is given a chance to view it. If there is a patch installation program the user is given a chance to run it.

Patches must appear in the tape's table of contents, and must have a name that starts with ``Patch_''.


Install from the indicated tape drive, such as st0, or mt0.
Install from the device given in the -d option on the indicated remote host.
Specifes the name of the patch to extract.
Execute the installation script using all default values. Otherwise the installation script prompts for any optional values.



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Last modified 21/April/97