Obsolescence of security_patch_check.
In order to eliminate redundant tools and simplify
customer environments, HP is obsoleting the security_patch_check(1M) tool in 2009. The Software Assistant utility and its
corresponding catalog replace and expand the capabilities provided
The March 2008 release of security_patch_check will initially use its corresponding security_catalog and provide full legacy support. On November 1st, 2008, this version
of security_patch_check will begin invoking Software
Assistant. The command security_patch_check -m will
continue to support the old report format by invoking an equivalent swa-report(1M) command.
On a date after November 1st, 2008, the catalog file required
for older versions of security_patch_check will
no longer be available. All users should plan on converting to swa(1M) before the November 1st, 2008 date.