This section describes issues that are related to the installation of the Solaris OS.
If you use the patchadd command to install patches that are in the DVD media UpgradePatches directory, patchadd fails. These patches are used for the standard upgrade process and should not be used with any patch installation program.
No error message is displayed.
The smosservice add command does not install any packages that are designated ARCH=all in the root (/) or /usr file systems. There is no error message indicating these packages were skipped. This problem exists in all Solaris OS versions, and applies to both SPARC based and x86 based clients.
Note that the list of missing packages varies, depending on the Solaris release that you are running.
Workaround: Locate and install the missing ARCH=all packages.
For step-by-step instructions on locating and installing missing packages, see How to Locate and Install Missing ARCH=all Packages in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.
The following patches are applied to the Solaris OS to resolve StarOffice problems that were reported in CR 6234855 and CR 6262830:
For SPARC based systems
Patch ID 119412-06
Patch ID 119906-03
For x86 based systems:
Patch ID 119413-06
Patch ID 119907-03
To completely resolve the reported problems, perform the following steps after applying the patches. These steps enable you to use StarOffice 7 Product 5 software to open, for example, those OpenDocument files that were created in StarOffice 8 software.
Issue the following command:
# update-mime-database /usr/share/mime
Log out of the system and then log in again.
When you install Solaris 10 OS, either the StarOffice or the StarSuite software is also automatically installed, depending on which language you select. The languages and the corresponding software that these languages support are listed as follows:
StarOffice and StarSuite cannot coexist in the same system. If you want to replace a software that you accidentally installed, follow these steps.
Insert the Solaris 10 Software - 3 CD or Solaris 10 Operating System DVD in the drive.
Change to the Product directory, for example, /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_10/Product.
Replace the software.
To replace StarOffice with StarSuite, use the following commands:
# pkgrm SUNWsogm SUNWsom # pkgadd -d . SUNWsoagm SUNWsoam
To replace StarSuite with StarOffice, use the following commands:
# pkgrm SUNWsoagm SUNWsoam # pkgadd -d . SUNWsogm SUNWsom
Some localized documentation collections in PDF format have package names that are longer than nine characters. To install these PDF collections on servers that are running Solaris 7 or 8 software, you must first install two patches.
Workaround: For instructions on how to install these patches, see the Solaris Documentation Important Information file on Solaris 10 OS Documentation DVD. This file is located in the following directory:
When you select a locale for your installation, additional related locales might also be installed. This change in behavior occurs in the Solaris 10 release because all full locales, with message translations, and the Asian and Japanese partial locales, locale enabler, have been repackaged based on language support for locales. Other partial locales are still packaged and installed based on geographic region, such as Central Europe.
If you use Solaris Live Upgrade with multiple CDs to install the Solaris 10 release, the Languages CD installs all languages by default.
After the installation, if you log in to the system in a locale that is different than the locale you selected during installation, garbled characters might be displayed. After you log in to any of these locales, the English locale is displayed.
Workaround: During installation, select the custom install option. Uncheck any languages that you do not want to install during the Languages CD installation.