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1.  Updates to Solaris 10 Release

2.  Installation Issues

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


The Solaris 10 Release Notes contain installation and runtime problem details. Also included are end-of-software support statements for the Solaris 10 Operating System.

Note - This Solaris release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures: UltraSPARC, SPARC64, AMD64, Pentium, and Xeon EM64T. The supported systems appear in the Solaris 10 Hardware Compatibility List at This document cites any implementation differences between the platform types.

In this document the term “x86” refers to 64-bit and 32-bit systems manufactured using processors compatible with the AMD64 or Intel Xeon/Pentium product families. For supported systems, see the Solaris 10 Hardware Compatibility List.

Who Should Use This Book

These notes are for users and system administrators who install and use the Solaris 10 software.

Related Books

You might need to refer to the following documentation when you install Solaris software:

For information on current CERT advisories, see the official CERT web site at

For some hardware configurations, you might need supplemental hardware-specific instructions for installing the Solaris software. If your system requires hardware-specific actions at certain points, the manufacturer of your hardware has provided supplemental Solaris installation documentation. Refer to those materials, such as Solaris Sun Hardware Platform Guide, for hardware-specific installation instructions.

How This Book Is Organized

The Solaris 10 Release Notes compile all the information that apply to the Solaris 10 software up to the current release.

This document includes the following information:

Chapter 1, Updates to Solaris 10 Release contains information about issues and bugs that apply to subsequent Solaris 10 releases after the software's general availability in March 2005.

Chapter 2, Installation Issues documents issues and bugs that you might encounter during installation or upgrade. Unless included in the list of fixed bugs in Appendix A, the information might remain applicable to a subsequent Solaris 10 release.

Chapter 3, Solaris Runtime Issues describes issues and bugs that might occur while you are running the Solaris 10 software. Unless included in the list of fixed bugs in Appendix A, the information might remain applicable to a subsequent Solaris 10 release.

Chapter 4, System-Specific Issues contains issues and other information about specific hardware systems.

Chapter 5, End-of-Software Support Statements includes notices about features that have been removed from all the releases of the Solaris 10 software. This chapter also contains announcements of possible removal of features from future Solaris releases.

Chapter 6, Documentation Issues describes issues in Solaris documentation. Unless otherwise indicated, the information might remain applicable to subsequent versions of those Solaris books.

Appendix A, Table of Integrated Bugs in the Solaris 10 Operating System lists all the bugs and issues that have been resolved in specific Solaris 10 releases after the software first became generally available. Refer to this appendix to know which issues in previous chapters no longer apply to your current Solaris 10 release.

Appendix B, Solaris 10 Operating System Patch List lists the patches that apply to the latest Solaris 10 release and the issues that these patches have resolved.

Third-Party Web Site References

Third-party URLs are referenced in this document and provide additional, related information.

Note - Sun is not responsible for the availability of third-party web sites mentioned in this document. Sun does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other material on or available from such sites or resources. Sun will not be responsible or liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services that are available on or through any such sites or resources.

Documentation, Support, and Training

See the following web sites for additional resources:

Oracle Software Resources

Oracle Technology Network offers a range of resources related to Oracle software:

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