Solaris 8 (SPARC Platform Edition) 7/01 Release Notes

Localization Bugs

Custom Screen in French and German Is Not Localized (4368056)

The package customization screen for the Solaris 8 1 of 2 CD is not translated for French and German.

Workaround: Accept the default selections.

Error Messages May Occur During European Upgrade (4230247, 4225787)

After upgrading from the Solaris 7 3/99, 5/99, 8/99 or 11/99 operating environments to the Solaris 8 7/01 operating environment, the following errors may appear in the upgrade logs.

Doing pkgadd of SUNWplow to /.
pkgadd: ERROR: unable to create package object 
    file type <s> expected <d> actual
    unable to remove existing directory at 
Installation of <SUNWplow> partially failed.
pkgadd return code = 2

Doing pkgadd of SUNWpldte to /.
WARNING: /a/usr/dt/appconfig/types/de.ISO8859-15 
may not overwrite a populated directory.
pkgadd: ERROR: /a/usr/dt/appconfig/types/de.ISO8859-15 
could not be installed.
Installation of <SUNWpldte> partially failed.
pkgadd return code = 2

This warning occurs because the patch switches the affected directories listed in the upgrade logs from symbolic links to directories. The upgrade process then attempts to install an updated version of the package that does not include the change. These errors do not affect the operating environment on your system.

Workaround: Ignore these error messages.

Swedish Locale: Dialog Boxes Displayed During Installation Are Not Localized (4300655)

The Solaris interactive installation dialog box has not been localized except for the title. The section that has not been localized begins with the following text.

You'll be using the initial option .....

French and Italian Installation Wizards May Display {0} Instead of the CD Title (4302549)

{0} is occasionally displayed in French and Italian where a CD title normally appears.

Motif suninstall Fails in de_AT.ISO8859-15 and fr_BE.ISO8859-15 Locales (4305420)

Installing the operating environment by using the two languages specified causes parts of the installation process to be displayed in English. In addition, not all localization packages are installed. The following message is displayed.

XView warning: "de" kann nicht als Sprachumgebungs-Kategorie 
Ausgabesprache (gesetzt über Umgebungsvariable(n)) verwendet 
werden, wenn Standardspracheauf"de_AT.ISO8859-15" gesetzt ist 
(Server Package)
XView warning: Requested input method style not supported. 
(Server package)

Workaround: Install the Solaris operating environment using the German or French ISO8859-1 locales.

German Locale: Add and Cancel Buttons in the Proxy Kiosk Screen Are Labeled as Undefined (4306260)

The German Web Start Kiosk proxy information dialog box has the OK and Cancel buttons labeled as Undefined. The button on the left should be OK and the button on the right should be Cancel.