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1.  Updates to Solaris 10 Release

2.  Installation Issues

General Information

Single UNIX Specification, Version 3 Introduces Changes

ENV Variable in Korn Shell

Compilers and SUSv3 Applications

file Command

Print Functions

Text Editor

64-bit SPARC: Time Functions

Trailing Slashes

Utilities in /usr/xpg6/bin and /usr/xpg4/bin

Support for TCP Wrappers is Enabled in sendmail

x86: Change to Solaris fdisk Identifier

x86: Application Memory-Allocation Limits on x86 Systems

32-bit Computing Environment

64-bit Computing Environment

x86: Solaris Supports the no execute Bit

Preinstallation Issues and Bugs

Support for Products Not Part of the Solaris OS

Information About Solaris 10 3/05 HWx Releases

Solaris 10 3/05 HW1 OS Must Be Installed on Certain Systems

Solaris Install Launcher Exiting Causes Reboots (6300863)

Race Condition Between EF/kcfd and IPsec Algorithm Availability (6266083)

Solaris 10 3/05 HW2 OS Must Be Installed on Certain Systems

Upgrading From Solaris Express or Solaris 10 Beta Releases Not Supported

Some Executable Files Not Signed After You Upgrade to Solaris 10 OS

Sun Fire V250 Server Installation

NFS Version 4 Introduces New Prompt at First System Boot

Custom JumpStart and Advanced Installations

x86: Systems With elx or pcelx NICs Fail Network Configuration

Default Size of /var File System Inadequate for Extra Value Products

x86: Do Not Upgrade Hewlett-Packard (HP) Vectra XU Series Systems With BIOS Version GG.06.13

SPARC: Older Firmware Might Need Boot Flash PROM Update

Additional Patches Are Needed to Run Solaris Live Upgrade

Limitation When Installing Solaris Live Upgrade Packages

Solaris Management Console 2.1 Software Is Not Compatible With Solaris Management Console 1.0, 1.0.1, or 1.0.2 Software

Installation Fails When You Install Solaris Flash Archive on Empty Boot Environment With Solaris Live Upgrade (6222925)

Solaris GUI Installation Program Fails If You Configure Nonprimary Interface and Enable DHCP (6215739)

x86: Sun Java Workstations 2100Z Might Panic When Booting From Solaris 10 Operating System DVD (6214356)

x86: Solaris Installation GUI Might Fail When You Install Solaris Flash Archive (6208656)

x86: Serial Consoles of Some Sun Fire Systems Do Not Work (6208412)

Solaris Installation GUI Program Might Fail on Systems With Existing x86 fdisk Boot Partitions (6186606)

x86: Only Part of the Disk Is Usable by fdisk or format Commands (5042195)

x86: X Server Unable to Open Mouse Device in Sun LX50 Servers (5027771)

Cannot Access Data on Solaris 10 Operating System DVD When Running Solaris 7 Software (4511090)

Installation Bugs

Java Error Messages Are Displayed After a Solaris 10 OS Installation (6218158)

Solaris 10 Installation Disc Ejects When You Install the Solaris Flash Archive (6215847)

x86: kdmconfig Program Runs Twice After Initial Installation (6209092)

x86: System Fails to Boot After Custom JumpStart Installation (6205478)

Installation Logs Might Be Incomplete or Inaccurate (5087588)

x86: GUI Interactive Installation From DVD Fails if boot-device Variable Is Not Set (5065465)

SPARC: Solaris 10 OS Installation Program Might Not Display Special Case Panels Properly (5002175)

x86: USB Keyboards Might Freeze During Install on Some Dell Precision Workstations (4888849)

/dev and /devices/pseudo Permissions Set Incorrectly After Installation (4720192, 6215918)

SPARC: Error Messages Might Be Seen When Installing Solaris By Using a Network Image (4704046)

SPARC: Systems With Multiple Interfaces Recognize All Interfaces as Usable After Installation or Upgrade (4640568)

Warnings Might Occur When a File System Is Created (4189127)

Upgrade Issues and Bugs

Device ID Discrepancies After Upgrading From Solaris 9 9/04 OS

SPARC: Upgrading From Solaris 9 Releases With Recommended Patch Cluster Partially Succeeds (6202868)

Obsolete Uninstallers Not Removed When You Use Solaris Live Upgrade to Upgrade From Previous Solaris Releases (6198380)

Configuration File pam.conf Not Automatically Updated After an Upgrade (5060721)

Solstice DiskSuite Configurations Not Converted to Solaris Volume Manager Format When You Upgrade With Solaris Live Upgrade (4915974)

Invalid Error Messages Are Displayed When You Use Solaris Live Upgrade to Upgrade From the Solaris 7 Release (4872151)

Installer Text Display Problem When Using Solaris Live Upgrade (4736488)

SPARC: Removal of SUNWjxcft Package Records Error During Upgrade (4525236)

Upgrading to Solaris 10 Release Might Disable Existing Secure Shell Daemon (sshd) (4626093)

Upgrade Fails if /export Directory Is Near Capacity (4409601)

Upgrading Diskless Client Servers and Clients (4363078)

Additional Installation Issues

StarOffice and StarSuite Software Cannot Coexist in the Same System

Cannot Install Documentation Packages With Names Longer Than Nine Characters on Documentation Servers Running Solaris 7 or Solaris 8 Software

Additional Related Locales Might Be Installed

Languages CD Installs All Languages By Default With Solaris Live Upgrade (4898832)

3.  Solaris Runtime Issues

4.  System-Specific Issues

5.  End-of-Software Support Statements

6.  Documentation Issues

A.  Table of Integrated Bugs in the Solaris 10 Operating System

B.  Solaris 10 Operating System Patch List

Additional Installation Issues

This section describes issues that are related to the installation of the Solaris OS.

StarOffice and StarSuite Software Cannot Coexist in the Same System

When you install Solaris 10 OS, either the StarOffice or the StarSuite software is also automatically installed, depending on which language you select. The languages and the corresponding software that these languages support are listed as follows:

Selected Language
Supported Software
Chinese, Japanese, Korean
Other languages

StarOffice and StarSuite cannot coexist in the same system. If you want to replace a software that you accidentally installed, follow these steps.

  1. Insert the Solaris 10 Software - 3 CD or Solaris 10 Operating System DVD in the drive.

  2. Become superuser.

  3. Change to the Product directory, for example, /cdrom/cdrom0/Solaris_10/Product.

  4. Replace the software.

    • To replace StarOffice with StarSuite, use the following commands:

      # pkgrm SUNWsogm SUNWsom
      # pkgadd -d . SUNWsoagm SUNWsoam
    • To replace StarSuite with StarOffice, use the following commands:

      # pkgrm SUNWsoagm SUNWsoam
      # pkgadd -d . SUNWsogm SUNWsom

Cannot Install Documentation Packages With Names Longer Than Nine Characters on Documentation Servers Running Solaris 7 or Solaris 8 Software

Some localized documentation collections in PDF format have package names that are longer than nine characters. To install these PDF collections on servers that are running Solaris 7 or 8 software, you must first install two patches.

Workaround: For instructions on how to install these patches, see the Solaris Documentation Important Information file on Solaris 10 OS Documentation DVD. This file is located in the following directory:


Additional Related Locales Might Be Installed

When you select a locale for your installation, additional related locales might also be installed. This change in behavior occurs in the Solaris 10 release because all full locales, with message translations, and the Asian and Japanese partial locales, locale enabler, have been repackaged based on language support for locales. Other partial locales are still packaged and installed based on geographic region, such as Central Europe.

Languages CD Installs All Languages By Default With Solaris Live Upgrade (4898832)

If you use Solaris Live Upgrade with multiple CDs to install the Solaris 10 release, the Languages CD installs all languages by default.

After the installation, if you log in to the system in a locale that is different than the locale you selected during installation, garbled characters might be displayed. After you log in to any of these locales, the English locale is displayed.

Workaround: During installation, select the custom install option. Uncheck any languages that you do not want to install during the Languages CD installation.