Before you can download updates from Sun, you need to register your Solaris installation. This can be confusing if you don't know what you're doing.

The easiest method of registering your system via the command line prompt is by using the sconadm command. To avoid entering loads of parameters, you can store your settings in a file and then use that. Create a file called /tmp/registration.txt containing the following lines:-

# vi /tmp/registration.txt
userName=USERNAME
password=PASSWORD
hostName=
subscriptionKey=
portalEnabled=false
proxyHostName=
proxyPort=
proxyUserName=
ProxyPassword=
#

where USERNAME and PASSWORD are the your SunSolve account details.

You can now register your system by the following command:-

sconadm -a -r /tmp/registration.txt

This will take a few minutes to run (depending upon the speed of your system) and should look like the following:-

-bash-3.00# sconadm register -a -r /tmp/registration.txt
sconadm is running
Authenticating user ...
finish registration!
-bash-3.00#
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