Solaris 9 12/03 Release Notes

Common Desktop Environment (CDE) Bugs

xmlValidateDocument() Function Might Cause Stack Corruption (4856338)

Applications that use the /usr/lib/ library might fail intermittently with a core dump if the xmlValidateDocument() function is used. This problem is caused by a stack overrun in the library for documents that have been validated by using the xmlValidateDocument() function.

Note –

The problem is only encountered if the code is compiled against a libxml2 release that was introduced prior to the Solaris 9 4/03 release. Then, the code is executed on one of the following releases:

Workaround: Apply the following patches to all Solaris 9 releases:

Applications that were compiled against on a system using the Solaris 9 4/03, Solaris 9 8/03, or Solaris 9 12/03 release need to be recompiled if feature test macros were used. This recompilation is required because the version of that shipped in the Solaris software has been reverted to 2.4.23, due to the binary incompatibility. This binary incompatibility was present in the 2.5.4 version of libxml2.

CDE Removable Media Auto Run Capability Removed (4634260)

The Removable Media auto run capability in the CDE desktop environment has been temporarily removed from the Solaris 9 12/03 software.

Workaround: To use the auto run function for a CD-ROM or another removable media volume, you must do one of the following:

SPARC: dtmail Crashes When Launched From the Command Line if FontList Option Is Specified (4677329)

dtmail crashes after connecting with the IMAP server if the FontList option is specified when dtmail is launched from the command line. See the following example:

/usr/dt/bin/dtmail -xrm "Dtmail*FontList: -*-r-normal-*:"

The following error message is displayed:

Segmentation Fault

This problem occurs in both the C and ja locales.

Workaround: Do not specify the FontList option when you launch dtmail from the command line.

CDE Mailer Appears to Hang While Displaying Email With Long Lines (4418793)

If you try to read an email message with many long lines in any of the Solaris 9 12/03 Unicode or UTF-8 locales, CDE Mailer (dtmail) appears to hang. The message does not display immediately.

Workaround: Choose one of the following workarounds:

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

After you delete the last item from the desktop, the item is restored from the handheld device to the desktop when you synchronize your handheld device. Examples of items that you might delete, and then have restored, are the last appointment in your Calendar or the last address in the Address Manager.

Workaround: Manually delete the last entry from the handheld device prior to synchronization.

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

If you exchange multibyte data between a PDA device and Solaris CDE, the data might be corrupted in both environments.

Workaround: Back up your data on your personal computer with the PDA backup utility before you run the SolarisTM PDASync application. If you accidentally exchange multibyte data and corrupt that data, restore your data from the backup.