This chapter lists end-of-support statements.
The HotJavaTM browser is no longer supported.
The 1.0 version of the Java Native Interface (JNI 1.0) is no longer supported by the Solaris Java Development Kit version 1.2 (JDKTM 1.2).
Support in the Solaris Java Development Kit (JDK) for the 1.0 version of the Java Native Interface (JNI 1.0) has been removed. JNI 1.0 is also known as the Native Method Interface (NMI).
Solstice AdminSuiteTM 2.3 software is no longer supported. Any attempt to run Solstice AdminSuite 2.3 to configure a Solstice AutoClient or diskless client will result in a failure for which no patch is available or planned. Solaris 8 7/01 includes new commands for diskless client management. See smosservice(1M) and smdiskless(1M) for more information.
F3 fonts and the TypeScaler rasterizer, Sun's proprietary scalable font technology, is no longer supported. Sun will continue to support the industry standard font formats, Type1 and TrueType.
XGL is no longer supported.
The paddr_t data type found in sys/types.h is not supported in the 64-bit compilation environment. It is currently only available in the 32-bit compilation environment.
Two sets of APIs allow user accounting data to be accessed by applications. The preferred set of programming interfaces for accessing and manipulating user accounting information is described on the getutxent(3C) man page. These interfaces are both more capable and more portable than the older getutent(3C) routines.
Older applications may access the underlying accounting files directly. The files /var/adm/utmp and /var/adm/wtmp and the corresponding symbolic links /etc/utmp and /etc/wtmp are no longer supported. The format of the data contained in these files constrains the future evolution of the Solaris operating environment. Applications using these files should be updated to use the documented and supported APIs.
Applications that are already using the getutent(3C) family of routines may be unaffected on small system configurations. However, in future releases these interfaces may return errors when used on very large system configurations. For this reason, use the getutxent(3C)routines for both old and new code in place of thegetutent(3C) APIs.
sysidnis(1M) is no longer supported. sysidnis(1M) is the System Identification program responsible for configuring name services during installation, upgrade, and after unconfiguration using sys-unconfig(1M).
All hardware options (such as SCSI devices) and supported configurations that are dependent on the Sun4c-based architecture are no longer supported.
SPARCstation VoyagerTM systems are no longer supported.
SPARC Xterminal 1TM systems are no longer supported.
The SUNWebnfs package may no longer be included on future releases of Solaris operating environment media.
The library and documentation are available for download from http://www.sun.com/webnfs.
Asynchronous PPP may no longer be supported in a future release. This functionality is superceded by Solaris PPP 4.0. See the man page pppd(1M) for more information.
Version 1.2.2 of the JDK and version 1.2.2 of the JRE may no longer be supported in a future release. Near-equivalent functionality is supported by Java 2 Standard Edition, versions 1.3 onward. All current and previous versions of the JDK and JRE are available for download from http://java.sun.com.
Version 1.1.8 of the JDK and version 1.1.8 of the JRE may no longer be supported in a future release. Near-equivalent functionality is supported by Java 2 Standard Edition, versions 1.3 onward. All current and previous versions of the JDK and JRE are available for download from http://java.sun.com.
The /usr/share/lib/zoneinfo/GMT[+-]* timezones may no longer be supported in a future release. These files may be removed from /usr/share/lib/zoneinfo. Replace usage of the zoneinfo timezones with the equivalent Etc/GMT[-+]* file. See zoneinfo(4) and environ(5) for more information.
The s5fs file system may no longer be supported in a future release. The s5fs file system supports installing Interactive UNIX applications. Support for the installation of Interactive UNIX applications is no longer required in the Solaris operating environment.
Some features of the sendmail utility may no longer be supported in a future release. The affected features are Sun-specific modifications which are non-standard. These features include special syntax and semantics for V1/Sun configuration files, the remote mode feature, and the three sun-reverse-alias features.
More information regarding these features and migration issues is located at http://www.sendmail.org/vendor/sun/solaris9.html.
The AnswerBook2TM server may no longer be supported in a future release. Solaris documentation will continue to be available on the Solaris Documentation CD in online formats. All Solaris documentation is also available at http://docs.sun.com.
Solstice AdminTool (admintool) may no longer be supported in a future release. This tool performs user management, printer management, software package management, serial port management, group management, and host management.
The print management function is currently available in the Solaris 8 operating environment (see /usr/sadm/admin/bin/printmgr).
Solstice Enterprise Agents may no longer be supported in a future release.
XIL may no longer be supported in a future release. An application using XIL causes the following warning message to be displayed.
WARNING: XIL OBSOLESCENCE This application uses the Solaris XIL interface which has been declared obsolete and may not be present in versions of Solaris beyond Solaris 8. Please notify your application supplier. The message can be suppressed by setting the environment variable "_XIL_SUPPRESS_OBSOLETE_MSG.
LDAP client library, libldap.so.3, may no longer be supported in a future release. The new version of this library, libldap.so.4, is compliant with the draft-ietf-ldapext-ldap-c-api-04.txt revision of the ldap-c-api draft from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
The SUNWrdm package, formerly containing release notes and installed in /usr/share/release_info, may not be included on the Solaris Software CD in a future release.
For release notes, refer to the Release Notes on the Solaris Documentation CD, the printed Installation Release Notes, or the Release Notes available on http://docs.sun.com.
The crash(1M) utility may no longer be supported in a future release. The crash command is a utility that examines system crash dump files, whose functionality is superseded by the new mdb(1) utility. The crash command's interface has been structured around implementation details, such as slots, that have no relation to the Solaris operating system implementation.
“Transition From crash” in Solaris Modular Debugger Guide provides information for users who wish to transition from using crash to using mdb.
The Kerberos version 4 client may be removed in a future release. This includes the Kerberos version 4 support in the kinit(1), kdestroy(1), klist(1), ksrvtgt(1), mount_nfs(1M), share(1M), and kerbd(1M) commands, in the kerberos(3KRB) library, and in the ONC RPC programming API kerberos_rpc(3KRB).
The text output format of some subcommands is different in mdb(1). Macro files are formatted using the same rules, but scripts that depend on the output of other subcommands may need to be modified.
The watchpoint length specifier syntax in mdb(1) is different from the syntax described in adb(1). The adb(1) watchpoint commands :w, :a, and :p allow an integer length (in bytes) to be inserted between the colon and the command character. In mdb(1), the count should be specified following the initial address as a repeat count.
The /m, /*m, ?m, and ?*m format specifiers are not recognized or supported by mdb(1).
OpenWindowsTM XViewTM and OLIT toolkits may no longer be supported in a future release. You might want to migrate to the Motif toolkit. To disable the warning message, use #define OWTOOLKIT_WARNING_DISABLED or -D.
The OpenWindows environment may no longer be supported in a future release. You might want to migrate to CDE, the Common Desktop Environment.
The Federated Naming Service based on the X/Open XFN standard may no longer be supported in a future release.
The ability to apply the ipcs(1) command to system crash dumps using the -C and -N command line options may no longer be supported in a future release. Equivalent functionality is now provided by the mdb(1) ::ipcs debugger command.
The -AutoRebuildAliases option for the sendmail(1m) man page is deprecated and may no longer be supported in a future release.