Features Removed From the Solaris Express Releases
This section lists features that are no longer supported in the Solaris software.
Sun Trunking Support
Sun Trunking support for Sun Quad FastEthernet (QFE) devices is no longer available.
For link aggregation support on QFE devices, users should use the new aggregation
support on GLDv3. For more information, see the dladm(1M) man page.
Sun Fire Link Support
The Sun Fire Link feature, Wildcat RSM, is no longer available.
Mobile IPv4, the feature described in the mipagent(1M) man page, is no longer
I2O Intelligent I/O
The I2O intelligent I/O driver framework and all corresponding drivers are no longer
supported. This includes the i2o_bs(7D), and i2o_scsi(7D) drivers and all I2O related functionality.
Remote Program Load Server Functionality
The Remote Program Load (RPL) server functionality available through rpld(1M) and rpld.conf(4)
is no longer available with Solaris.
pam_projects(5) is no longer available. All its functionality has been incorporated into pam_unix_cred(5).
If you have unconverted pam.conf(4) files, remove all references to pam_projects.so.1.
Gnopernicus, the Java DS Screen Reader is no longer available. Users should use
the Orca Screen Reader instead.
Starting with the Developer release, the Xsun server for the X Window System
is no longer included. Users should migrate to the Xorg server.
Features such as Display Postscript (DPS) and X Image Extension (XIE) that are
available in Xsun but not in Xorg are no longer included in
Sun Install Check Release Notes
Install Check is a legacy application that is no longer supported. For
custom and comprehensive patch or risk analysis, see the variety of service offerings
SPARC: JNI Fibre Channel Adapter
Starting with the Solaris Express 9/06 release, the JNITM Fiber Channel Adapter (JFCA)
driver is no longer supported.
For more information, see the following:
Sun Java Desktop System
Starting with the Solaris Express 7/06 release, the following Java DS features are
no longer supported:
The GNOME viewer for PDF and PostScript files has been replaced by
the Evince viewer for PDF and PostScript files.
Desktop Management Interface
Starting with the Solaris Express 5/06 release, the following Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
commands, libraries, and package are no longer supported:
You can find this functionality in one of the following alternative facilities in
the Solaris OS:
Certain Drivers Will Not be Supported by the Solaris Express 4/06 Release
The following drivers will no longer be supported by the Solaris Express
SUNWrtvc: Device driver for the SunVideoTM real-time video capture and compression card
SUNWdial: Streams module for the Dials and Buttons devices
SUNWdialh Header files for the Dials and Buttons devices
Controller Devices and Drivers
Starting in the Solaris Express 2/06 release, the following devices are no
In addition, device drivers written for these controllers are no longer supported.
Dual Basic Rate ISDN Interface and Multimedia Codec Chips
Starting in the Solaris Express 2/06 release, the T5900FC Dual Basic Rate
ISDN Interface (DBRI) and associated multimedia codec chips are no longer supported. In addition,
device drivers written for these devices are no longer supported.
Framed Access Control Environment
The Framed Access Control Environment (FACE) has been removed from the current Solaris
release. The removal includes all of the commands and files in the following
Asian Short dtlogin Names
The following Asian short locale names are no longer listed in the
dtlogin language list in the Solaris software.
Automated Security Enhancement Tool Support
Starting in the Solaris Express 2/06 release, the Automated Security Enhancement Tool (ASET)
checksum functionality provided by aset in the /usr/aset directory is no longer available.
You can find this functionality in one of the following alternative sources: