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Every major UNIX operating system has its own method of automated installs; HP-UX uses Ignite-UX. However, “updating” Ignite-UX is a misnomer and not recommended.

The recommended method is to remove Ignite-UX first. Find the names, then remove the installed software:

# swlist -l product | grep -i ignite
Ignite-UX C.7.7.93 HP-UX System Installation Services
# swremove Ignite-UX

After removing the software (which does not remove the installed repositories), then install the updated version with swinstall.

After the software is installed, it must be configured, if it isn’t already:

# /opt/ignite/bin/make_config -s /var/opt/ignite/depots/Rel_B.11.31/core_media -c /var/opt/ignite/data/Rel_B.11.31/core_media_cfg
# /opt/ignite/bin/manage_index -a -f /var/opt/ignite/data/Rel_B.11.31/core_media_cfg -c "B.11.31 From OE Media"
# /opt/ignite/bin/manage_index -n "HP-UX B.11.31 Default" -c "B.11.31 From OE Media"

You could make this configuration the default:

# /opt/ignite/bin/manage_index -e -c "B.11.31 From OE Media"

Or you could list configurations:

# /opt/ignite/bin/manage_index -l

See manage_index(1m) for more information on manipulating Ignite-UX configurations.