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Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Release Notes     Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Information Library
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1.  License Updates

2.  Installation Issues

3.  Oracle Solaris Runtime Issues

General Information

Recommended Adoption of SHA-256 and SHA-512 crypt Plug-ins for Password Encryption

File System Issues and Bugs

System Might Encounter Data Integrity Issues (15825389)

System Reboots Continuously Because of a ZFS-Related Panic (15809921)

ZFS and UNIX/POSIX Compliance Issues

fdisk -E Command Can Sweep Disk Used by ZFS Without Warning (15325067)

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

ZFS GUI Should Check for /usr/lib/embedded_su Patch at the Beginning of Each Wizard (15287937)

Upgrading From Some Oracle Solaris 10 Releases Requires Remounting of File Systems

NFSv4 Access Control List Functions Might Work Incorrectly

Hardware-Related Issues and Bugs

SPARC: Dynamic Reconfiguration Operations Fail on an OPL Platform (15725179)

x64: PCI Subsystem ID Changes in ConnectX Firmware 2.6.0 From Mellanox (15544691)

The ZFS ARC Allocates Memory Inside the Kernel Cage Preventing DR (15377173)

Certain USB 2.0 Controllers Are Disabled

Supported USB Devices and Corresponding Hub Configurations

x86: Limitations Exist With Certain Device Drivers in the Oracle Solaris 10 OS

DVD-ROM/CD-ROM Drives on Headless Systems

x86: Manual Configuration Required to Specify Non-U.S. English Keyboards

Compiler Related Issues

Programs Compiled With Some Options of Oracle Solaris Studio Do Not Run (16237300)

Localization Issues

Firefox and Thunderbird Hang in the Hangul Input Method (16043053)

Swedish Software Translations Note

Multiple Input Method Switcher Applications Appear in Trusted Java Desktop System

Wnn8 Japanese Input Method

x86: Arabic Text Not Appearing in ar Locales

Migration Note for UTF-8 Locales

Emails Saved as Portable Format

Plain Text Files

File Names and Directory Names

Launching Legacy Locale Applications

Hardware for Some Keyboard Layouts Type 6 and 7 Not Available

Networking Issues

System Domain of Interpretation Is Not Configurable (15283123)

IP Forwarding Is Disabled by Default in the Oracle Solaris 10 OS

Oracle Solaris Commands and Standards

Changed Man Pages for Trusted Extensions Are in Reference Manual Only

New ln Utility Requires -f Option

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

STDIO getc Family EOF Condition Behavior Change

Output Columns of the ps Command Have Been Widened

Solaris Volume Manager Bugs

Solaris Volume Manager Does Not Remove Devices Correctly If fdisk Does Not Have Valid Entries

Solaris Volume Manager metattach Command Might Fail

Java Desktop System Issues

Email and Calendar Application

Problem With Changing Authentication Type (15256650)

Login Issues

Login Error Message

System-Level Issues

User Preferences Not Fully Compatible

Problem With Sound Recorder

x86: Cannot Configure Full-Screen Magnification on Systems With One Video Card

System Administration Issues and Bugs

Oracle VTS fputest Fails on Fujitsu M10 Systems (15989998)

Oracle VTS testprobe_ramtest Fails on Fujitsu M10 Systems (15955560)

Oracle VTS testprobe_l3sramtest Fails on Fujitsu M10 Systems (15955589)

Crash Dump Is Saved in the /var/crash Directory (15767302)

Using DISM Might Cause the System to Hang (15807808)

x86: Running the ludelete Command Can Delete Shared Datasets Not Related To the OS (15817477)

Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Clock Stops on Oracle VM 2.2 (15643194)

SPARC: FKU 137137-xx Patch Does Not Support Third-Party Volume Manager Software

Oracle Solaris Is Unable to Handle Mode Switches Between Legacy and AHCI Modes for the SATA Controller (15376093)

32-bit: Possible Error With Applications When Obtaining the File System State on Large File Systems (15349751)

Sun Patch Manager Tool 2.0 Incompatible With Previous Versions of the Tool

4.  End-of-Software Support Statements

5.  Documentation Issues

A.  Previously Documented Bugs That Were Fixed in the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Release

Oracle Solaris Commands and Standards

The following section describes behavior changes in certain commands and standards in this Oracle Solaris 10 OS release.

Changed Man Pages for Trusted Extensions Are in Reference Manual Only

The following Trusted Extensions man pages are revised for this release:

The revised man pages cannot be viewed using the man command. To view the revised man pages, see the Solaris Trusted Extensions Reference Manual.

New ln Utility Requires -f Option

The behavior of /usr/bin/ln has changed to adhere to all of the standards from SVID3 through XCU6. If you use the ln command without the -f option to link to an existing target file, the link is not established. Instead, a diagnostic message is written to standard error, and the command proceeds to link any remaining source files. Finally, the ln command exits with an error value.

For example, if file b exists, the syntax ln a b generates the following message:

ln: b: File exists

This behavior change affects existing shell scripts or programs that include the ln command without the -f option. Scripts that used to work might now fail in the Oracle Solaris 10 OS.

Workaround: Use the -f option with the ln command. If you have existing scripts that execute the link utility, make sure to modify these scripts to comply with the command's new behavior.

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

In the Oracle Solaris 10 OS, tcsh has been upgraded to version 6.12. This version no longer accepts environment variables whose names use a dash or an equal sign. Scripts that contain setenv lines and that work in earlier Oracle Solaris versions might generate errors in the current release. The following error message is displayed:

setenv: Syntax error

For more information, see the tcsh man page.

Workaround: Do not use the dash or equals sign in names for environment variables.

STDIO getc Family EOF Condition Behavior Change

Applications that were built in strict standard C conformance mode are affected by the behavior changes of certain library functions. An example is applications that were compiled by using the cc -Xc or c89 compilation mode. The behavior has changed for the following library functions:

A formal interpretation of the 1990 C Standard requires that after an end-of-file condition is set, no more data is returned from the file on subsequent input operations unless the file pointer is repositioned or the error and end-of-file flags are explicitly cleared by the application.

The behavior for all other compilation modes remains unchanged. Specifically, the interfaces can read additional newly written data from the stream after the end-of-file indicator has been set.

Workaround: Call the fseek() or clearerr() function on the stream to read additional data after the EOF condition has been reported.

Output Columns of the ps Command Have Been Widened

The columns of the ps command output have been widened because of larger UIDs, processor IDs, and cumulative execution time. Scripts should no longer assume fixed output columns.

Workaround: Scripts should use the -o option of the ps command.

For more information, see the ps(1) man page.