Sun Java(TM) System Directory Server 5.2 2005Q4 Release Notes for Patchzip
Sun Java System Directory Server Release Notes for Patchzip
Version 5.2 2005Q4
Part Number 819-4290-10
These Release Notes contain important information about the compressed archive (patchzip) of Sun Java System Directory Server 5.2 2005Q4. New features and enhancements, known issues and limitations, and other information are addressed here. Read this document before you begin using Directory Server 5.2.
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About Directory Server 5.2 2005Q4
This is a maintenance update for compressed archive installations of Directory Server 5.2. This update can be performed on Directory Server 5.2 only. This update cannot be performed on versions of Directory Server prior to Directory Server 5.2.
These release notes describe issues related to the compressed archive of Directory Server 5.2 2005Q4. New features and enhancements, known issues and limitations, and other information related to Directory Server 5.2 2005Q4 are described in the main Directory Server Release Notes.
Directory Server 5.2 2005Q4 is available on the following platforms:
- Sun Solaris 8 for UltraSPARC (32 and 64 bit)
- Sun Solaris 9 for UltraSPARC (32 and 64 bit)
- Sun Solaris 10 for SPARC (64-bit)
- Sun Solaris 9 for x86 (IA-32)
- Sun Solaris 10 for x86 (IA-32)
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Server and Advanced Server SP 4 (IA-32)
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition (IA-32) (including SP1)
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition (IA-32) (including SP1)
- Red Hat Linux AS 2.1 U6
- Red Hat Linux AS 3.0 U4
- Hewlett-Packard HP-UX 11i PA-RISC 1.1 or 2.0 (32 bit and 64 bit)
- IBM AIX 5.2 (Power PC) (32 bit)
The original release of Directory Server 5.2 has not been validated on IBM AIX 5.2. However, this update is validated on IBM AIX 5.2. The original release of Directory Server 5.2 has been validated on IBM AIX 5.1, but IBM AIX 5.1 is no longer supported by IBM.
Specific operating system patches may need to be installed before Directory Server 5.2 2005Q4 can be installed. For further information, refer to the Directory Server Installation and Tuning Guide issued with the initial release of Directory Server 5.2. You can obtain Solaris patches from http://sunsolve.sun.com
Bugs Fixed in This Update
This section describes bug fixes specific to the compressed archive of Directory Server 5.2 2005Q4. For a list of bugs fixed in the Directory Server 5.2 2005Q4 product, refer to the main Directory Server Release Notes.
Table 2 Bugs Fixed in the Compressed Archive of Directory Server 5.2 2005Q4
PatchZIP / Install of 5.2 p2 changes file permissions to root
For information about patch requirements and installation, see the following sections:
This release is available as a full distribution at this location: http://www.sun.com/download/products.xml?id=4373c4c2. To install the full distribution, follow the instructions in the Sun ONE Directory Server 5.2 Installation and Tuning Guide at http://docs.sun.com/source/816-6697-10/install.html. The list of supported platforms given in this document supersedes that in the Sun ONE Directory Server 5.2 Installation and Tuning Guide.
This full installation cannot be used to upgrade a previous version or installation of Directory Server 5.2. This full installation can only be used for new installations of the software. If you already have Directory Server 5.2 installed on your system and need to upgrade to Directory Server 5.2 Patch 4, please see "Patch Requirements" on page 4.
This section lists the patches that correspond to this release. The patches are available at http://sunsolve.sun.com.
Table 3 Alignment Patches for the Compressed Archive of Directory Server 5.2 2005Q4
Directory Server 5.2 patch 4: Core patch - AIX5.2
Directory Server 5.2 patch 4: Core patch - HPUX11i
Directory Server 5.2 patch 4: Core patch - patchzip: RHAS 2.1/RHAS 3.0
Directory Server 5.2 patch 4: Core patch - patchzip for Solaris
Directory Server 5.2_x86 patch 4: Core patch - patchzip for Solaris
Directory Server 5.2 patch 4: Core patch - Microsoft Windows
Localized patches are independent of the operating system that you use. The localized patch IDs are as follows:
Table 4 Localization Patches for the Compressed Archive of Directory Server 5.2 2005Q4
Directory Server 5.2 patch 4: German (DE) Localized resources - (patchzip)
Directory Server 5.2 patch 4: Spanish (ES) localized resources - (patchzip)
Directory Server 5.2 patch 4: French (FR) Localized resources - (patchzip)
Directory Server 5.2 patch 4: Japanese (JA) Localized resources - (patchzip)
Directory Server 5.2 patch 4: Korean (KO) Localized resources - (patchzip)
Directory Server 5.2 patch 4: Simplified Chinese (ZH) Localized Resources - (patchzip)
Directory Server 5.2 patch 4: Traditional Chinese (ZH_TW) Localized resources - (patchzip)
General Installation Information
For information about installation, see the following sections:
Read the following notes before installing this patch:
- If several instances of Directory Server share the same configuration directory server, all instances must be upgraded to the same version.
- If the installation script restarts some instances of Directory Server that you stopped intentionally, stop these instances manually after upgrade.
- IPv6 support has not been extensively tested on Windows systems.
- During the patchzip installation, the following messages may be observed.
The following instructions apply to a full installation of Directory Server and Administration Server on the target host. Instructions for other types of installation are in the README file of the compressed archive.
In this section <SERVER ROOT> is the directory where the Directory Server product has been installed.
To Upgrade to the Compressed Archive of Directory Server 5.2 2005Q4 on Unix Platforms
- Close all console windows. If a console is open when the installation script is run, the script cannot upgrade the console binaries.
- Unpack the tar gzipped archive:
# mkdir <MyDirectory>
# cd <MyDirectory>
# cp <package>.tar.gz .
# gunzip <package>.tar.gz
# tar xvf <package>.tar
- As the owner of <SERVER ROOT>, run the installation script by using one of the following commands:
- Command 1: ./install.sh <SERVER ROOT> <ADMIN ID> <ADMIN PASSWORD>
The ID and password are provided with the command.
- Command 2: ./install.sh <SERVER ROOT>
The ID and password are requested interactively.
- Command 3: ./install.sh <SERVER ROOT> -f <CREDENTIAL FILE>
The ID and password are provided in the following lines of the file <CREDENTIAL FILE>:
Admin Id: <ADMIN ID>
Admin Password: <ADMIN PASSWORD>
- Command 4: ./install.sh <SERVER ROOT> <ADMIN ID> <ADMIN PASSWORD>
<SERVER UID> <SERVER GROUP>
The Directory Server is restarted by the installation script.
To Upgrade to the Compressed Archive of Directory Server 5.2 2005Q4 on Windows Platforms
- Become the administrator or a member of the administrator group.
- Close all console windows. If a console is open when the installation script is run, the script cannot upgrade the console binaries.
- Close the event viewer.
- Unpack the zip archive:
# mkdir <MyDirectory>
# cd <MyDirectory>
# cp <ZIP file> .
# unzip <ZIP file>
- Stop any instances of Directory Server located in <SERVER ROOT>.
- Run the installation script in one of the following ways:
- If <SERVER ROOT>, <ADMIN ID> or <ADMIN PASSWORD> do not contain special characters, use this command:
# install.bat <SERVER ROOT> <ADMIN ID> <ADMIN PASSWORD>
- If <SERVER ROOT>, <ADMIN ID> or <ADMIN PASSWORD> contain special characters, use this command:
# lib\nsPerl5.005_03\bin\MSWin32-x86\perl.exe upgrade.pl /
"<SERVER ROOT>" "<ADMIN ID>" "<ADMIN PASSWORD>"
Values with special characters must be protected with double quotes ("). Values with spaces are not supported.
Directory Server is restarted by the installation script.
- Reboot the system.
To Upgrade to the Compressed Archive of Directory Server 5.2 2005Q4 in a Localized Environment
- Upgrade the English version of the compressed archive for your operating system, as described in the previous procedures.
- Extract the patch file for your locale to the /tmp directory or another directory of your choice.
- As the owner of <SERVER ROOT> on Unix platforms, or as the Administrator on Windows platforms, unzip the patch file by using the -o option to overwrite existing files, For example:
Known Issues and Limitations
This section describes the known issues and limitations with the compressed archive of Directory Server 5.2 2005Q4. For a list of the known issues and limitations in the Directory Server 5.2 2005Q4 product, refer to the main Directory Server Release Notes. The issues are grouped into the following categories:
Installation, Uninstallation, and Migration
Installing Directory Proxy Server in the default startup order on Windows 2000 Advanced Server causes services to hang (#4903795)
To prevent services from hanging, avoid using the default startup order (Directory Proxy Server, Administration Server, and then Directory Server). Instead, install Directory Server, then Directory Proxy Server followed by Administration Server.
Installing Directory Server 5.2 on AIX 5.1 is successful but generates misleading errors (#4911828)
Installing Directory Server 5.2 on a Windows machine running Directory Server 5.1 Service Pack 2 fails (#4974775)
Shut down the Directory Server 5.1 Service Pack 2 instance then rename or remove the nsldap32v50.dll file shown in the error log and attempt the 5.2 installation again.
The migrateinstance5 script fails on Windows if the default server root is in use (c:\Program Files\Sun\MPS) preventing users from migrating from a previous version to Directory Server 5.2 (#4985979)
If either Administration Server or Directory Server is installed as root, uninstallation must also be run as root (#5014882).
If you do not run the uninstallation as root, the product registry is not updated correctly.
On Linux Platforms the Unzip Utility Must be Installed Before Upgrading the Compressed Archive (#5057611)
The unzip utility is not delivered with the compressed archive for Linux platforms. Before upgrading the compressed archive on Linux platforms, install the unzip utility. For other platforms the unzip utility is delivered with the compressed archive.
Installing this update on Windows platforms fails if Windows Event Viewer is open (#5061260).
Close the Event Viewer before launching the update.
Multiple Options When You Create an Instance From the Console on Windows Platforms (#6230829)
When you create a new instance by using the console, you are given multiple options.
This issue occurs when you upgrade from Directory Server 5.2 by using the compressed archives (patchzip) of Directory Server 5.2 2005Q1, Directory Server 5.2 2005Q1 and Directory Server 5.2 2004Q2.
Choose any of the options. There is no difference between the options.
Cannot Open Console on Configuration Directory Server for Directory Server Only Installations on HP-UX Platforms (#6234242)
On HP-UX platforms, when you install Directory Server only, you cannot open the console on the associated Configuration Directory Server unless the locale is specified as English.
On the Configuration Directory Server, perform one of the following workarounds:
Upgrade of Compressed Archive Fails With Message "Can't create logfile" (#6238257)
When you upgrade from Directory Server 5.2 to Directory Server 5.2 2005Q4 by using the compressed archive, the upgrade can fail and the following error message can be given:
sh ./install.sh <server_root> <admin_id> <admin_pwd>
Can't create logfile: Permission denied at upgrade.pl line 272.
Delete the log file /var/tmp/sync-log before performing the upgrade.
If you have started the upgrade, delete the log file /var/tmp/sync-log and rerun the upgrade.
Local Schema Modifications Can Be Overwritten When a Consumer Database Is Created (#4537230)
The replication monitoring tools rely on read access to cn=config to obtain the replication status. This should be taken into account when replication is configured over SSL.
In Directory Server 5.2, the schema file 11rfc2307.ldif has been altered to conform to rfc2307. If replication is enabled between 5.2 servers and 5.1 servers, the rfc2307 schema MUST be corrected on the 5.1 servers, or replication will not work correctly.
To ensure correct replication between Directory Server 5.2 and Directory Server 5.1, perform the following tasks:
- For zip installations, remove the 10rfc2307.ldif file from the 5.1 schema directory and copy the 5.2 11rfc2307.ldif file to the 5.1 schema directory.
- Copy the following files from the 5.2 schema directory into the 5.1 schema directory, overwriting the 5.1 copies of these files:
11rfc2307.ldif, 50ns-msg.ldif, 30ns-common.ldif, 50ns-directory.ldif, 50ns-mail.ldif, 50ns-mlm.ldif, 50ns-admin.ldif, 50ns-certificate.ldif, 50ns-netshare.ldif, 50ns-legacy.ldif, and 20subscriber.ldif.
- Restart the Directory Server 5.1 server.
- In the Directory Server 5.2 server, set the nsslapd-schema-repl-useronly attribute under cn=config to on.
- Configure replication on both servers.
- Initialize the replicas.
Initially, certain schema attributes may be replicated between the servers as they synchronize other schema elements but this will not cause any problems. See the General Installation Information for details on how the schema has changed.
Directory Server Console
On Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 it is impossible to remove a directory instance via the console if that instance is not running (#4962625)
On Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 you cannot remove an instance using Directory Server Console unless it is running.
Ensure that the instance is running before attempting to remove it using Directory Server Console
The db2ldif command fails on Windows if the suffix to be exported specified by the -s option contains a subdomain (#4952347)
bak2db Command Generates Unnecessary Error Messages (#5068357)
When run on Windows platforms, the bak2db command can generate unnecessary errors 20741 and 20742. These errors are false errors.
Ignore messages generated by errors 20741 and 20742.
SNMP is not supported on IPv6 on HP-UX (#4970378)
Sun Java System Directory Server 5.2 2005Q4 does not contain any files which you can redistribute.
How to Report Problems and Provide Feedback
If you have problems with this update, contact Sun customer support using one of the following mechanisms:
- Sun Software Support services online at
- The SunSolve support website at
So that we can best assist you in resolving problems, please have the following information available when you contact support:
- Description of the problem, including the situation where the problem occurs and its impact on your operation
- Machine type, operating system version, and product version, including any patches and other software that might be affecting the problem
- Detailed steps on the methods you have used to reproduce the problem
- Any error logs or core dumps
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