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1.  Installation Issues

2.  Oracle Solaris Runtime Issues

General Information

Recommended Adoption of SHA-256 and SHA-512 crypt(3C) Plug-ins for Password Encryption

Common Desktop Environment

Problem When Printing to a Local Printer With Thunderbird 3 (6978760)

Trusted Stripe Disappears From the Screen After a Resolution Change (6460624)

x86: kdmconfig Command Does Not Create System Identification Configuration File for Xorg X Server (6217442)

File Systems

The config/local_only Property in sendmail Must Not Be Set to true (6970172)

SPARC: Console sync Command Can Hang While Attempting a Crash Dump (6967825)

32-bit x86: Unable to Use reboot Command to Boot Kernel (6741682)

zpool attach Command Does Not Copy bootblock Information (6668666)

x86: ata Driver Timeouts During Boot (6586621)

zoneadm install Command Fails With a ZFS Legacy Mount (6449301)

ZFS and UNIX/POSIX Compliance Issues

fdisk -E Command Can Sweep Disk Used by ZFS Without Warning (6412771)

ZFS and Third-Party Backup Product Issues

BrightStor ARCserve Backup Client Agent for UNIX (Solaris) and ZFS Support

ZFS GUI Should Check for /usr/lib/embedded_su Patch at the Beginning of Each Wizard (6326334)

Failure to Synchronize File System on Panic (6250422)

Upgrading From Some Oracle Solaris 10 Releases Requires Remounting of File Systems

NFSv4 Access Control List Functions Might Work Incorrectly

System Crash Dump Fails on Devices Greater Than 1 TByte in Size (6214480)

Hardware-Related Issues and Bugs

SPARC: Issuing XIR on Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 OS Causes a Failure to complete trap processing Error (6962156)

x64: PCI Subsystem ID Changes in ConnectX Firmware 2.6.0 From Mellanox (6810093)

The ZFS ARC Allocates Memory Inside the Kernel Cage Preventing DR (6522017)

mpathadm Command Does Not Display Load-Balance Setting Specific to Device

Registration Tool Prevents Power Management on Some Frame Buffers (6321362)

SPARC: Sun Crypto Accelerator 4000 Board Versions 1.0 and 1.1 Not Supported in the Oracle Solaris 10 OS

Certain USB 2.0 Controllers Are Disabled

Supported USB Devices and Corresponding Hub Configurations

x86: Limitations Exist With Certain Device Drivers in the Oracle Solaris 10 OS

DVD-ROM/CD-ROM Drives on Headless Systems

x86: Manual Configuration Required to Specify Non-U.S. English Keyboards

SPARC: jfca Driver for Certain Host Bus Adapters That Are Connected to Tape Devices Might Cause Errors (6210240)

Contention Exists Between Certain Devices That Share the Same Bus (6196994)

Some DVD and CD-ROM Drives Fail to Boot the Oracle Solaris 10 OS (4397457)

iPlanet Directory Server 5.1 Issues

Installing Directory Server 5.1

Migrating to the Sun Java System Directory Server 5 2005Q1

Localization Issues

Swedish Software Translations Note

Multiple Input Method Switcher Applications Appear in Trusted Java DS

Wnn8 Japanese Input Method

New ChuYin Input Method Not Supported in Upgrade to IIIMF rev.12 (6492129)

AltGr Key Does Not Work As a Mode Switcher in Some Russian Locales (6487712)

Arabic Text Not Appearing in ar Locales

Several Arabic Fonts Do Not Work in GNOME Desktop (6384024)

Unable to Switch Input Language on Session-Saved Applications (6360759)

Keyboard Shortcuts in Mozilla 1.7 in ES Locale Are Unusual and Ambiguous (6288620)

Migration Note for UTF-8 Locales

Microsoft Office Files

HTML Files

Fixing Broken HTML File

Emails Saved As Portable Format

Plain Text Files

File Names and Directory Names

Launching Legacy Locale Applications

Hardware for Some Keyboard Layouts Type 6 and 7 Not Available

Networking Issues

SPARC: NFS/RDMA Connection Errors (6229077)

System Domain of Interpretation Is Not Configurable (6314248)

IP Forwarding Disabled by Default in the Oracle Solaris 10 OS

Zone Not Booting When IP Address Belongs to a Failed IP Network Multipathing Group (6184000)

Security Issues

Nonpassword Logins Fail With pam_ldap Enabled (6365896)

Oracle Solaris Commands and Standards

winbind Command Fetches Only the First 1000 Active Directory Users

Changed Man Pages for Trusted Extensions Are in Reference Manual Only

Bash 3.00 No Longer Sets Some Environment Variables

New ln Utility Requires -f Option

New tcsh Version Rejects setenv Variable Names That Use a Dash or an Equal Sign

STDIO getc Family EOF Condition Behavior Change

Output Columns of the ps Command Have Been Widened

Solaris Volume Manager Bugs

Solaris Volume Manager Does Not Remove Devices Correctly If fdisk Does Not Have Valid Entries

Solaris Volume Manager metattach Command Might Fail

Java Desktop System Bugs

Email and Calendar

Problem With Changing Authentication Type (6246543)

Login Issues

Login Error Message

Help System

Wrong Help Window Opened For Volume Control (6253210)

Mozilla Browser

Cannot Print Certain Documents From the Mozilla Browser

System-Level Issues

User Preferences Not Fully Compatible

Problem With Sound Recorder

Nautilus ACL MASK Is Not Synchronized With Group Permissions (6464485)

strftime(3c) Should Support GNU Extension in %-m And %-d (6448815)

x86: Cannot Configure Full-Screen Magnification on Systems With One Video Card

Certain View Options Might Cause File Manager to Fail (6233643)

System Administration

The Availability Suite Module sdbc Fails to Load During Boot (6952222)

Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Clock Stops on Oracle VM 2.2 (6952499)

SPARC: FKU 137137-xx Patch Does Not Support Third-Party Volume Manager Software

Solaris 10 10/09 DVD Media Might Not Be Automatically Mounted by vold (6712352)

Oracle Solaris Is Unable to Handle Mode Switches Between Legacy and AHCI Modes for the SATA Controller (6520224)

32-bit: Possible Error With Applications When Obtaining the File System State on Large File Systems (6468905)

Using patchadd Command With the -R Option to Specify an Alternative Root Path From Systems That Are Not Zones Aware Should Be Restricted (6464969)

Sun Patch Manager Tool 2.0 Incompatible With Previous Versions of the Tool

Cannot Delete Existing Diskless Clients From the System (6205746)

SPARC: smosservice delete Command Does Not Successfully Remove All Service Directories (6192105)

3.  System-Specific Issues

4.  End-of-Software Support Statements

5.  Documentation Issues

A.  Previously Documented Bugs That Were Fixed in the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Release

Oracle Solaris Commands and Standards

The following section describes behavior changes in certain commands and standards inthe Oracle Solaris 10 OS.

winbind Command Fetches Only the First 1000 Active Directory Users

This bug occurs while using the Samba server with winbind in an Active Directory environment. The Solaris 10 10/09 release includes the Samba 3.0.28 software version. When querying all the users or more than 1000 users from the Active Directory server, winbind fetches only the first 1000 results.

Workaround: None.

Changed Man Pages for Trusted Extensions Are in Reference Manual Only

The following Trusted Extensions man pages are revised for this release:

The revised man pages cannot be viewed using the man command. To view the revised man pages, see the Solaris Trusted Extensions Reference Manual.

Bash 3.00 No Longer Sets Some Environment Variables

Oracle Solaris 10 OS includes Bash 3.00. This shell no longer automatically exports the following variables to the environment:

This new behavior applies even if the shell assigns default values to these variables.

Workaround: Export these variables manually.

New ln Utility Requires -f Option

The behavior of /usr/bin/ln has changed to adhere to all of the standards from SVID3 through XCU6. If you use the ln command without the -f option to link to an existing target file, the link is not established. Instead, a diagnostic message is written to standard error, and the command proceeds to link any remaining source files. Finally, the ln command exits with an error value.

For example, if file b exists, the syntax ln a b generates the following message:

ln: b: File exists

This behavior change affects existing shell scripts or programs that include the ln command without the -f option. Scripts that used to work might now fail in Oracle Solaris 10 OS.

Workaround: Use the -f option with the ln command. If you have existing scripts that execute the link utility, make sure to modify these scripts to comply with the command's new behavior.

New tcsh Version Rejects setenv Variable Names That Use a Dash or an Equal Sign

In the Oracle Solaris 10 OS, tcsh has been upgraded to version 6.12. This version no longer accepts environment variables whose names use a dash or an equals sign. Scripts that contain setenv lines and that work in earlier Oracle Solaris versions might generate errors in the current release. The following error message is displayed:

setenv: Syntax error

For more information, refer to the tcsh man page for the Oracle Solaris 10 OS.

Workaround: Do not use the dash or equals sign in names for environment variables.

STDIO getc Family EOF Condition Behavior Change

Applications that were built in strict standard C conformance mode are affected by the behavior changes of certain library functions. An example is applications that were compiled by using the cc -Xc or c89 compilation mode. The behavior has changed for the following library functions:

A formal interpretation of the 1990 C Standard requires that after an end-of-file condition is set, no more data is returned from the file on subsequent input operations. The exception is if the file pointer is repositioned or the error and end-of-file flags are explicitly cleared by the application.

The behavior for all other compilation modes remains unchanged. Specifically, the interfaces can read additional newly written data from the stream after the end-of-file indicator has been set.

Workaround: Call fseek() or clearerr() on the stream to read additional data after the EOF condition has been reported on the stream.

Output Columns of the ps Command Have Been Widened

Due to larger UIDs, processor ids, and cumulative execution time, the columns of the ps command output have been widened. Customer scripts should not assume fixed output columns.

Workaround: Scripts should use the -o option of the ps command.

For more information, see the ps(1) man page.