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1.  Installation Issues

2.  Solaris Runtime Issues

Common Desktop Environment

Remote Multilevel Login From the Login Screen Is Not Supported in Solaris Trusted Extensions (6616030)

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

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

CDE Removable Media Auto Run Capability Removed (4634260)

Solaris PDASync Cannot Delete Last Entry From the Desktop (4260435)

File Systems

x86: raidctl Fails to Create VDs on Dell SAS6i/R (6669169)

x86: ata Timeouts During Boot (6586621)

zoneadm install Fails With a ZFS Legacy Mount (6449301)

ZFS and UNIX/POSIX Compliance Issues

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

ZFS and Third-Party Backup Product Issues

Veritas NetBackup Does Not Back Up and Preserve Files With ZFS/NFSv4 ACLs (6352899)

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

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

Fails to Sync File System on Panic (6250422)

Upgrading From Some Solaris Express or Solaris 10 Releases Requires Remounting of File Systems

NFSv4 Access Control List Functions Might Work Incorrectly

Access Problems Between Solaris NFSv4 Clients and NFSv4 Servers

Using mkfs Command to Create File System Might Fail on Very Large Disks (6352813)

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

Using smosservice Command to Add OS Services Results in Insufficient Disk Space Message (5073840)

Hardware-Related Issues and Bugs

SPARC: SCSI Second Disk Fails to Attach After Solaris Live Upgrade (6684776)

x86: Cannot Enable MPxIO (6664694)

64-bit SPARC: DR Operations Involving Lowest CPU ID Fail (6663570)

SPARC: 19.55% Performance Regression for the NCP Device Driver (6660074)

64-bit SPARC: Some DR Commands Fail (6614737)

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

mpathadm Does Not Display Load-Balance Setting Specific to Device

Registration Tool Prevents Power Management on Some Framebuffers (6321362)

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

DVD-ROM/CD-ROM Drives on Headless Systems

x86: Manual Configuration Required to Specify Non-US 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)

hat_getkpfnum() DDI Function Is Obsolete (5046984)

Some DVD and CD-ROM Drives Fail to Boot Solaris (4397457)

iPlanet Directory Server 5.1 Issues

Installing Directory Server 5.1

Migrating to the Sun Java System Directory Server 5 2005Q1

Issues While Running Debugger

x86: Unexpected SIGTRAP Signal Causes dbx Debugger to Hang (6546562 )

SPARC: Problems With dbx Debugger While Processing 64-bit Objects (6347707)

System Might Loop When Master CPU Is Changed (4405263)

Localization Issues

Multiple Input Method Switcher Applications Appear in Trusted Java DS

Wnn8 Japanese Input Method

Input Method Cannot Be Enabled With Primary Administrator Rights (6475081)

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

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

Arabic Text Not Appearing in ar Locales

Solaris PDASync Does Not Support Data Exchange With the Multibyte Internationalized PDA Device (4263814)

Several Arabic Fonts Do Not Work in GNOME (6384024)

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

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

Migration Note to 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 Keyboards Layouts Type 6 and 7 Not Available

Sort Capability in the European UTF-8 Locales Does Not Function Correctly (4307314)

Networking Issues

nxge Driver Panics in nxge_fflp_stat_update (6644276)

SPARC: NFS/RDMA Connection Errors (6229077)

Login Fails on iSCSI Target With Two Portals and One Bad Portal (6476060)

System Domain of Interpretation Is Not Configurable (6314248)

IP Forwarding Disabled by Default in Solaris 10 OS

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

Intermittent Errors Might Occur With the Use of DataDigests (5108515)

Configuring Multiple Tunnels Between Two IP Nodes With Filtering Enabled Might Result in Packet Loss (4152864)

Security Issues

KDC Daemons Fail to Start (6623803)

Nonpassword Logins Fail With pam_ldap Enabled (6365896)

Incorrect Parameters Might Cause Panic in Sun StorEdge T3 (4319812)

Service Management Facility

Login Prompts Sometimes Appear Before File Systems Are Mounted (5082164)

Smart Card

System Does Not Respond to Smart Card (4415094)

Solaris Commands and Standards

Changed Man Pages for Solaris Trusted Extensions Are in Reference Manual Only

Bash 2.0.5b No Longer Sets Some Environment Variables

New ln Utility Requires -f Option

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

STDIO getc Family EOF Condition Behavior Change

Output Columns of the ps Command Have Been Widened

Command ping -v Does Not Work on IPv6 Addresses (4984993)

Solaris Volume Manager

Solaris Volume Manager metattach Command Might Fail

Solaris Volume Manager metassist Command Fails in Non-English Locales (5067097)

Volume Creation Fails in Systems With Unformatted Disks (5064066)

Hot Spares Do Not Work Correctly When Solaris Volume Manager RAID-1 (Mirror) or RAID-5 Volumes Are Created in Disk Sets Built on Soft Partitions (4981358)

Solaris Volume Manager metadevadm Command Fails if Logical Device Name No Longer Exists (4645721)

Solaris Volume Manager metarecover Command Fails to Update metadb Namespace (4645776)

Sun Java Desktop System

Email and Calendar

Problems With Using Multiple Attachments (6260583)

Problem With Changing Authentication Type (6246543)

Incomplete List of Contacts in Contact Folder (5088514)

Login Issues

Login Error Message

Help System

Wrong Help Window Opened For Volume Control (6253210)

Online Help Freezes (5090731)

Mozilla Browser

Cannot Print Certain Documents From the Mozilla Browser

System-Level Issues

User Preferences Not Fully Compatible

Problems With Online Registration of StarOffice 7 Software (6208829)

Problems With Sound Recorder

Nautilus ACL MASK is Not in Sync 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

x86: Problems Configuring USB Mouse Device as Extension Device for Use With GNOME On-Screen Keyboard

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

Problems Creating Certain Types of Archives (5082008)

System Administration

SPARC: Solaris Volume Manager GUI Fails to Start (6671736)

Cannot Log In to Solaris Management Console After Enabling Solaris Trusted Extensions (6639493)

zoneadm attach Command Might Fail (6550154)

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

Deferred Activation Patching (6486471)

Possible Error With 32-bit Applications Getting File System State on Large File Systems (6468905)

Using patchadd 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 Not Compatible With Previous Versions

Cannot Delete Existing Diskless Clients From the System (6205746)

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

kill -HUP Does Not Always Cause the Agent to Reread the snmpd.conf Configuration File (4988483)

x86: Pressing the F4 Key During BIOS Bootup Fails to Boot the Service Partition (4782757, 5051157)

Some com.sun Application Programming Interface Method Invocations Fail Under XML/HTTP Transport Protocol (4497393, 4497399, 4497406, 4497411)

3.  System-Specific Issues

4.  End-of-Software Support Statements

5.  Documentation Issues

6.  What's New in Solaris 10 5/08

A.  Table of Integrated Bug Fixes in the Solaris 10 Operating System

B.  Solaris 10 Operating System Patch List

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 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 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

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

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

  1. Insert the Solaris 10 Software - 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 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.