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1.  Before You Begin

2.  Installation Issues

3.  Runtime Issues

4.  Update Issues


Oracle Solaris 11 Release Notes provides some important installation, runtime, and update information that you should consider before installing or running Oracle Solaris 11. It describes some known problems in this release, with workarounds where available. It also provides some installation, runtime, and update information related to this release.

This document does not comprehensively cover all known problems or provide detailed information about every installation, runtime, or update issue in Oracle Solaris 11.

For information about the new features in this release, see Oracle Solaris 11 What's New.

For sources of more information about Oracle Solaris 11, see Table 1-1.

For information about the end-of-software support statements, see

Note - This Oracle Solaris release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures. The supported systems appear in the Oracle Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility Lists at The Oracle Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility Lists document cites any implementation differences between the platform types.

Who Should Use This Book

These notes are for users and system administrators who install and use the Oracle Solaris 11 OS.

Access to Oracle Support

Oracle customers have access to electronic support through My Oracle Support. For information, visit or visit if you are hearing impaired.

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P-1 Typographic Conventions

The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output
Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.

What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output
machine_name% su


Placeholder: replace with a real name or value
The command to remove a file is rm filename.
Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized
Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.

Table P-2 Shell Prompts

Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell
Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell for superuser
C shell
C shell for superuser