map new version or component into an SSO member file
ssoPatch [-q] [-l] [-c vendorCode:componentCode] [-v version]
The ssoPatch utility patches a new version or component into a
Software Storage Object (SSO) member file.
ssoPatch works in conjunction with the SSO
Path Mapping API for executables, shell scripts, and Tcl scripts.
ssoPatch recognizes the following options:
The start and end patterns are defined as simple strings
SSO_COMPID_START_STRING and SSO_COMPID_END_STRING
in the /usr/include/sso/pathMap.h file.
Everything between the end of the start string
and the beginning of the end string is interpreted as the patch area.
No checksum or other size information is defined.
List the patches found, but do not modify the file.
Perform the operation quietly.
Specify the vendor and component codes on which to set the version.
This updates all matching patch areas found.
Specify the new vendor and component codes.
This changes all components matching the values specified with -c.
Specify the version number to set in the patch areas.
If the end pattern is not accurate and another end pattern
accidentally occurs later in the same file,
it is possible for the patch to corrupt the file.
To avoid this, check the file beforehand using -l
to verify that reasonable sizes and offsets for patch areas are located.
If execution was successful, ssoPatch exits with a value of 0.
If execution failed, ssoPatch exits with 1.
``About the SSO Path Mapping API'' in Developer's Topics
ssoPatch is not part of any currently supported standard;
it is an extension of AT&T System V provided
by The Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.
© 2003 Caldera International, Inc. All rights reserved.
SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003