Solaris 8 (SPARC Platform Edition) 2/04 Release Notes

Issues You Need to Know About Before Installing Solaris 8 Software

Insufficient Space for Extra Languages During Upgrade (4414329)

When you upgrade from the Solaris 2.6 and Solaris 7 operating environments using a CD or CD images, extra European languages might be installed for locales that are not present on the system. If there is insufficient space in the file system, the upgrade will not complete. Languages for locales that are present on the system may not be installed.

Workaround: Choose one of the following workarounds.

Previous Versions of Solaris Management Console Software Are Not Compatible With Solaris Management Console 2.0 Software

If you upgrade to the Solaris 8 2/04 , or compatible, operating environment and you have Solaris Management ConsoleTM 1.0, 1.0.1, or 1.0.2 software installed, you must uninstall the Solaris Management Console software before you upgrade. Solaris Management Console 2.0 software is not compatible with any previous version of the console. Solaris Management Console software might exist on your system if you installed the SEAS 2.0 overbox, the SEAS 3.0 overbox, or the Solaris 8 Admin Pack.

Workaround: Choose one of the following workarounds.

Locale Installation Mechanism Change

The locale support installation mechanism has changed in the Solaris 8 operating environment. In the Solaris 2.5.1, 2.6, and 7 operating environments, the level of locale support that was installed depended on the software cluster that was chosen. The Solaris 8 operating environment includes a new installation interface that prompts you to select specific geographic regions for which you require locale support. Therefore, you can customize the configuration of your system at installation of the Solaris 8 operating environment with more freedom than in the Solaris 2.5.1, 2.6, and 7 operating environments.

Notice especially the following behaviors: