Solaris 8 (SPARC Platform Edition) 2/04 Release Notes

Localization Bugs That Occur During Installation

Solaris Web Start Installation Kiosk Menu Not Localized for European Locales (4510925)

If you use the Solaris 8 2/02 Installation CD to install in a European locale, the Kiosk menu that appears at the end of the installation process displays in the C locale.

Error Messages May Occur During European Upgrade (4230247, 4225787)

After upgrading from the Solaris 7 3/99, 5/99, 8/99, or 11/99 operating environment to the Solaris 8 2/04 operating environment, the following errors might appear in the upgrade logs.

Doing pkgadd of SUNWplow to /.
pkgadd: ERROR: unable to create package object 
    file type <s> expected <d> actual
    unable to remove existing directory at 
Installation of <SUNWplow> partially failed.
pkgadd return code = 2

Doing pkgadd of SUNWpldte to /.
WARNING: /a/usr/dt/appconfig/types/de.ISO8859-15 
may not overwrite a populated directory.
pkgadd: ERROR: /a/usr/dt/appconfig/types/de.ISO8859-15 
could not be installed.
Installation of <SUNWpldte> partially failed.
pkgadd return code = 2

This warning occurs because the patch switches the affected directories in the upgrade logs from symbolic links to directories. The upgrade process then attempts to install an updated version of the package that does not include the change. These errors do not affect the operating environment on your system.

Workaround: Ignore these error messages.