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Solaris Express Developer Edition Release Notes
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Solaris Express Developer Edition 5/07 Issues

The following issues apply to the Developer 5/07 release.

Firefox Crashes When Browsing With Assistive Technology (6566708)

Firefox might crash when used together with Orca. No error message is displayed.

Workaround: Disable assistive technology.

inetd Displays Warnings After Upgrade (6557608)

After upgrading to the Developer 5/07 release, the inetd command displays the following two warnings:

inetd[685]: Failed to update state of instance 
svc:/network/tname:default in repository: entity not found


inetd[685]: Failed to update state of instance 
svc:/network/tname:default in repository: No such file or directory

Workaround: These two warnings only appear during the first boot after upgrade. These warnings are benign and may be safely ignored.

x86: Root(/) File System is at Full (100%) After Installing With Minimal Filesystem Sizes (6557276)

The root(/) file system might be full (100%) when you do all the following steps:

  1. You choose to modify the default filesystem layout.

  2. You split the filesystems into root(/), /var, /opt, and /usr.

  3. You accept the minimal filesystem sizes provided by the installer.

The system might not be able to reboot and might display the following message:

notice: realloccg: / file system full

Workaround: When splitting filesystems, add 25-50% to the minimal size of the root(/) filesystem.

GNOME-Keyring Crashes (6552688)

GNOME-keyring crashes when attempting to validate blank keyring names and item names. This also results in a core dump.

The following error message is displayed:

Segmentation Fault (core dumped)

Workaround: None.

SPARC: The (ZFS) ARC Allocates Memory Inside The Kernel Cage Preventing DR (6522017)

ZFS can potentially allocate kernel memory across all system boards on systems with very large memory configurations. One free system board is required for dynamic memory reconfiguration so that the memory from the board to be dynamically reconfigured can be copied to the free board. The dynamic memory reconfiguration means that you cannot dynamically reconfigure memory on systems with very large memory configurations that have ZFS running. High-end SunFireTM servers can relocate kernel pages so that this issue is avoided. These servers must have kernel page relocation (KPR) enabled for domains with more than 32 cores. No error message is displayed

Workaround: Reduce the amount of kernel memory that ZFS can allocate by setting the zfs_arc_max parameter in the /etc/system file. The following example sets the maximum size to 512 Mbytes.

set zfs_arc_max = 0x20000000

Some Keyboard Layouts Do Not Install Correctly (6518611)

Some keyboard layouts that are selected during installation in the Configure Keyboard Layout screen, are not installed correctly. Instead, the keyboard layout remains in US-English. This error can cause problems later, when the user switches keyboard layout in the Java DS by using the Input Method Switcher (iiim-panel). The affected keyboard layouts are:

Albanian, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, French-Canadian, Hungarian, Greek, Latin-American, Lithuanian, Latvian, Macedonian, Malta UK, Malta US, Polish, Russian, Serbia-And-Montenegro, Slovenian, and Slovakian

No error message is displayed.

Workaround: Select the US-English keyboard layout during the installation. Then, revise your keyboard setting after the installation. To switch the keyboard layout after installation, you can use either the Input Method Switcher (iiim-panel) or the kbd -s command-line utility.

strftime(3c) Should Support GNU Extension in %-m And %-d (6448815)

The Java DS menu bar and some applications, like Evolution, incorrectly display Chinese date. The incorrect date is displayed in the %-m M %-d D format where M and D are the month and date in Chinese respectively.

Workaround: Perform the following steps:

  1. Backup the /usr/share/locale/LC_MESSAGES/gnome-panel*.mo file.

  2. Download gnome-panel.gnome-2-16.zh_CN.po from and save it under the /tmp directory.

  3. Edit the file gnome-panel.gnome-2-16.zh_CN.po and replace all occurrences of %-m with %Om, and %-d with %e.

  4. Generate a new gnome-panel.gnome-2-16.zh_CN.po file.

    msgfmt -v -o /tmp/gnome-panel.gnome-2-16.zh_CN.po

    Copy the file back to the /usr/share/locale/LC_MESSAGES/ directory.

  5. Log out of the system and re-login.

Apache Tomcat Shutdown Issue

When shutting down Apache Tomcat 5.5, an exception is generated due to lack of required permissions. This problem is caused because the user who shuts down the system is not root or in the group “other”, which all files are set to recognize during the installation of Tomcat.

Workaround: Prior to starting Tomcat, change permissions of files in the Tomcat directory as follows:

% su root
# DIR=/opt/netbeans-5.5/enterprise3/apache-tomcat-5.5.17
# find ${DIR} -perm -100 -exec chmod ugo+x {} \;
# find ${DIR} -perm -200 -exec chmod ugo+w {} \;
# find ${DIR} -perm -400 -exec chmod ugo+r {} \;
# exit

Japanese Man Pages Might Not Be Synchronized With English

The contents of some Japanese man pages are not synchronized with the latest English man pages. No error message is displayed.

Workaround: See the English man pages to confirm the latest contents.

% env LC_MESSAGES=C man <manpage>
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