A patch installs files to the <BASEDIR>/smarts/local directory of the product. The Installation software performs the following actions:

Backs up all files that are being replaced or merged.

Merges changes from your current, user-modifiable configuration files into the new versions of the files from the patch.

Displays complete summary at the end of patch installation.

Displays the location of a log file that lists the results of merging the files.


If the original product was installed on one computer and then was copied to another computer, the patch cannot be applied to the copied installation. You must apply the patch to the computer with the original installation, and then the results can be copied to another computer.