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1.  Installation Issues

2.  Oracle Solaris Runtime Issues

General Information

Recommended Adoption of SHA-256 and SHA-512 crypt(3C) Plug-ins for Password Encryption

Common Desktop Environment

Problem When Printing to a Local Printer With Thunderbird 3 (6978760)

Trusted Stripe Disappears From the Screen After a Resolution Change (6460624)

x86: kdmconfig Command Does Not Create System Identification Configuration File for Xorg X Server (6217442)

File Systems

The config/local_only Property in sendmail Must Not Be Set to true (6970172)

SPARC: Console sync Command Can Hang While Attempting a Crash Dump (6967825)

32-bit x86: Unable to Use reboot Command to Boot Kernel (6741682)

zpool attach Command Does Not Copy bootblock Information (6668666)

x86: ata Driver Timeouts During Boot (6586621)

zoneadm install Command Fails With a ZFS Legacy Mount (6449301)

ZFS and UNIX/POSIX Compliance Issues

fdisk -E Command Can Sweep Disk Used by ZFS Without Warning (6412771)

ZFS and Third-Party Backup Product Issues

BrightStor ARCserve Backup Client Agent for UNIX (Solaris) and ZFS Support

ZFS GUI Should Check for /usr/lib/embedded_su Patch at the Beginning of Each Wizard (6326334)

Failure to Synchronize File System on Panic (6250422)

Upgrading From Some Oracle Solaris 10 Releases Requires Remounting of File Systems

NFSv4 Access Control List Functions Might Work Incorrectly

System Crash Dump Fails on Devices Greater Than 1 TByte in Size (6214480)

Hardware-Related Issues and Bugs

SPARC: Issuing XIR on Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 OS Causes a Failure to complete trap processing Error (6962156)

x64: PCI Subsystem ID Changes in ConnectX Firmware 2.6.0 From Mellanox (6810093)

The ZFS ARC Allocates Memory Inside the Kernel Cage Preventing DR (6522017)

mpathadm Command Does Not Display Load-Balance Setting Specific to Device

Registration Tool Prevents Power Management on Some Frame Buffers (6321362)

SPARC: Sun Crypto Accelerator 4000 Board Versions 1.0 and 1.1 Not Supported in the Oracle Solaris 10 OS

Certain USB 2.0 Controllers Are Disabled

Supported USB Devices and Corresponding Hub Configurations

x86: Limitations Exist With Certain Device Drivers in the Oracle Solaris 10 OS

DVD-ROM/CD-ROM Drives on Headless Systems

x86: Manual Configuration Required to Specify Non-U.S. English Keyboards

SPARC: jfca Driver for Certain Host Bus Adapters That Are Connected to Tape Devices Might Cause Errors (6210240)

Contention Exists Between Certain Devices That Share the Same Bus (6196994)

Some DVD and CD-ROM Drives Fail to Boot the Oracle Solaris 10 OS (4397457)

iPlanet Directory Server 5.1 Issues

Installing Directory Server 5.1

Migrating to the Sun Java System Directory Server 5 2005Q1

Localization Issues

Swedish Software Translations Note

Multiple Input Method Switcher Applications Appear in Trusted Java DS

Wnn8 Japanese Input Method

New ChuYin Input Method Not Supported in Upgrade to IIIMF rev.12 (6492129)

AltGr Key Does Not Work As a Mode Switcher in Some Russian Locales (6487712)

Arabic Text Not Appearing in ar Locales

Several Arabic Fonts Do Not Work in GNOME Desktop (6384024)

Unable to Switch Input Language on Session-Saved Applications (6360759)

Keyboard Shortcuts in Mozilla 1.7 in ES Locale Are Unusual and Ambiguous (6288620)

Migration Note for UTF-8 Locales

Microsoft Office Files

HTML Files

Fixing Broken HTML File

Emails Saved As Portable Format

Plain Text Files

File Names and Directory Names

Launching Legacy Locale Applications

Hardware for Some Keyboard Layouts Type 6 and 7 Not Available

Networking Issues

SPARC: NFS/RDMA Connection Errors (6229077)

System Domain of Interpretation Is Not Configurable (6314248)

IP Forwarding Disabled by Default in the Oracle Solaris 10 OS

Zone Not Booting When IP Address Belongs to a Failed IP Network Multipathing Group (6184000)

Security Issues

Nonpassword Logins Fail With pam_ldap Enabled (6365896)

Oracle Solaris Commands and Standards

winbind Command Fetches Only the First 1000 Active Directory Users

Changed Man Pages for Trusted Extensions Are in Reference Manual Only

Bash 3.00 No Longer Sets Some Environment Variables

New ln Utility Requires -f Option

New tcsh Version Rejects setenv Variable Names That Use a Dash or an Equal Sign

STDIO getc Family EOF Condition Behavior Change

Output Columns of the ps Command Have Been Widened

Solaris Volume Manager Bugs

Solaris Volume Manager Does Not Remove Devices Correctly If fdisk Does Not Have Valid Entries

Solaris Volume Manager metattach Command Might Fail

Java Desktop System Bugs

Email and Calendar

Problem With Changing Authentication Type (6246543)

Login Issues

Login Error Message

Help System

Wrong Help Window Opened For Volume Control (6253210)

Mozilla Browser

Cannot Print Certain Documents From the Mozilla Browser

System-Level Issues

User Preferences Not Fully Compatible

Problem With Sound Recorder

Nautilus ACL MASK Is Not Synchronized With Group Permissions (6464485)

strftime(3c) Should Support GNU Extension in %-m And %-d (6448815)

x86: Cannot Configure Full-Screen Magnification on Systems With One Video Card

Certain View Options Might Cause File Manager to Fail (6233643)

System Administration

The Availability Suite Module sdbc Fails to Load During Boot (6952222)

Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Clock Stops on Oracle VM 2.2 (6952499)

SPARC: FKU 137137-xx Patch Does Not Support Third-Party Volume Manager Software

Solaris 10 10/09 DVD Media Might Not Be Automatically Mounted by vold (6712352)

Oracle Solaris Is Unable to Handle Mode Switches Between Legacy and AHCI Modes for the SATA Controller (6520224)

32-bit: Possible Error With Applications When Obtaining the File System State on Large File Systems (6468905)

Using patchadd Command With the -R Option to Specify an Alternative Root Path From Systems That Are Not Zones Aware Should Be Restricted (6464969)

Sun Patch Manager Tool 2.0 Incompatible With Previous Versions of the Tool

Cannot Delete Existing Diskless Clients From the System (6205746)

SPARC: smosservice delete Command Does Not Successfully Remove All Service Directories (6192105)

3.  System-Specific Issues

4.  End-of-Software Support Statements

5.  Documentation Issues

A.  Previously Documented Bugs That Were Fixed in the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Release

iPlanet Directory Server 5.1 Issues

This section provides important information for users of iPlanet Directory Server 5.1 who are upgrading to the new Oracle Solaris 10 release.

Installing Directory Server 5.1

Sun Java System Directory Server 5 2005Q1 replaces iPlanet Directory Server 5.1 that was integrated in the Solaris 9 Operating System. In Oracle Solaris 10 OS, this new Directory Server can be installed as part of the Sun Java Enterprise System.

Note - For information about the Sun Java System Directory Server 5 2005Q1, refer to the documentation for the Sun Java System at

Oracle Solaris 10 OS continues to support Directory Server 5.1. You might need to install Directory Server 5.1 under the following circumstances:

In the Oracle Solaris 10 release, you install the Directory Server 5.1 manually. Follow these steps:

  1. Insert the Oracle Solaris 10 OS – 5 CD into your CD-ROM drive.

  2. Become superuser.

  3. In a terminal window, install the Directory Server.

    # cd /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_10/Product/
    # pkgadd -d . IPLTnls IPLTnspr IPLTnss IPLTjss IPLTpldap \ IPLTdsr IPLTdsu IPLTadmin IPLTcons IPLTadcon IPLTdscon \ IPLTadman IPLTdsman

    To install Simplified Chinese localization packages, issue the following additional command:

    # pkgadd -d . IPLTcdsu IPLTcadmin IPLTccons IPLTcadcon \ IPLTcdscon IPLTcadman IPLTcdsman

    To install Japanese localization packages, issue the following additional command:

    # pkgadd -d . IPLTjdsu IPLTjadmin IPLTjcons IPLTjadcon \ IPLTjdscon IPLTjadman IPLTjdsman
  4. After installation is complete, configure iPlanet Directory Server 5.1. Refer to Chapter 11, Sun ONE Directory Server Configuration, in System Administration Guide: Naming and Directory Services (DNS, NIS, and LDAP) .

Migrating to the Sun Java System Directory Server 5 2005Q1


Caution - The database formats of the two Directory Server versions are incompatible. Thus, if you are a Directory Server 5.1 user, Sun recommends that you migrate your database to a database that is formatted for the Sun Java System Directory Server 5 2005Q1.

To perform a migration, both versions of the Directory Server must exist in the system that has been upgraded to the Oracle Solaris 10 OS. If you are a DS 5.1 user, but are using the compressed archive (.tar.gz) delivery format, you can skip immediately to the migration instructions in Step 2.

  1. On a terminal window, check whether iPlanet Directory Server 5.1 packages are present in your system.

    $ pkginfo | grep IPLT

    If the following packages appear as output, then you can go to Step 2 to proceed with the migration. The output indicates that the iPlanet Directory Server 5.1 packages are in the system.

    system  IPLTadcon  Administration Server Console
    system  IPLTadman  Administration Server Documentation
    system  IPLTadmin  Administration Server
    system  IPLTcons   Console Client Base
    system  IPLTdscon  Directory Server Console
    system  IPLTdsman  Directory Server Documentation
    system  IPLTdsr    Directory Server (root)
    system  IPLTdsu    Directory Server (usr)
    system  IPLTjss    Network Security Services for Java
    system  IPLTnls    Nationalization Languages and Localization Support
    system  IPLTnspr   Portable Runtime Interface
    system  IPLTnss    Network Security Services
    system  IPLTpldap  PerLDAP

    If the packages do not exist, then install the iPlanet Directory Server 5.1 packages first. Refer to the 4-step procedure in the preceding section Installing Directory Server 5.1. After installation is complete, go to Step 2 to proceed with the migration.

  2. Migrate your iPlanet Directory Server 5.1 database to the current version. For instructions, refer to the documentation collection for the Sun Java System Directory Server at

After migrating your data, make sure you continue to back up directory data in the same way as you backed up directory data before migration. Future disaster recovery might require the migrated database.