This chapter provides information on features that have been retired
from the operating system or that are scheduled to be removed from, or changed
in, future releases.
This information is provided so that users and developers
can migrate away from these features in the near future.
2.1 Retired in This Release
The following notes provide information on features that have been retired
in this release.
These changes were announced in previous releases.
2.1.1 Performance Manager CDE GUI
The Performance Manager CDE GUI has been retired.
functions are available using the
utility includes a command line interface and a graphical
2.1.2 COM for Tru64 UNIX
COM for Tru64 UNIX has been retired in this release of the operating
DECmigrate has beeen retired in this release of the operating system.
This retirement includes the removal of the
library, and the
2.1.4 iPlanet Directory Server
iPlanet Directory Server has been retired in this release of the operating
This product has been replaced by the OpenLDAP Directory Server.
2.1.5 AdvFS Subsystem Attributes
The following AdvFS subsystem attributes have been retired:
The functionality provided by these attributes has been replaced by
new dynamic kernel algorithms to optimize system performance.
2.1.6 AdvFS Fragment Attributes
The AdvFS subsystem attributes
have been retired.
2.1.7 C++ Run-Time Libraries libtask and libcomplex
C++ run-time libraries have been moved to
the retired subsets directory (
Tru64_UNIX_Retired) on the
Associated Products, Volume 2, CD-ROM.
If you have code
that uses the nonstandard complex class in the
library, we recommend that you use the template complex
class defined in the C++ Standard Library.
If you have code that uses
libtask, we recommend that you use the POSIX Threads Library.
2.1.8 Unsupported Kernel Object Subsets
The following kernel object subsets have been moved to the obsolete
subsets directory (
Tru64_UNIX_Obsolete) on the Associated
Products, Volume 2, CD-ROM:
|OSFBINOBJECT540||Main kernel objects|
|OSFHWBINOBJECT540||Hardware kernel objects|
|OSFADVFSOBJECT540||AdvFS kernel objects|
|OSFLSMOBJECT540||LSM kernel objects|
|OSFATMOBJECT540||ATM kernel objects|
2.2 Features and Interfaces Scheduled for Retirement in Future Releases
The following notes contain information on features and interfaces that
will be retired in future releases.
This information is provided so you can
begin planning for the time when these features are retired.
2.2.1 The emxmgr Utility
utility will be retired in a future release
of the operating system.
The functionality of this utility is now available
hwmgr show fibre).
For more information, see
2.2.2 The automount Utility
utility will be retired in a future
release of the operating system.
This utility is being replaced by the
Instructions for migrating from
are provided in the
Network Administration: Services
Instructions for migrating from
in a TruCluster environment are provided in the
2.2.3 POSIX Threads Metering
The metering features of the POSIX Threads
Library will be retired in a future release of the operating system.
features are described in the
Guide to the POSIX Threads Library.
If you want to collect
statistical and historical information on synchronization objects, use Visual
Threads, which is a tool that you can use to analyze and debug multithreaded
2.2.4 SCSI Device Names
Support for rz and tz SCSI device names will be retired in a future release. Any code that derives knowledge about a device from the ASCII name or minor number might be impacted.
All code that uses the current name space will be compatible until the retirement because a mechanism that ensures binary compatibility has been provided.
The compatibility name space can be used to access devices in only the
old, limited address space, and the new names can be used to access
devices in only the new extended address space.
2.2.5 XIE Version 3.0 X Client Extension
This version of the operating system supports XIE
Support for XIE Version 3.0 server extensions was removed in
Version 4.0 of the operating system.
Client support will be removed in a future
2.2.6 ATM IP Switching
The operating system provides limited support for IP switching over ATM, based on the Ipsilon Networks Inc. reference model (RFC 1953 and 1954). This support will be retired in a future release.
IP switching support is provided in this release for backward compatibility
Do not use it to develop new applications.
Other methods of carrying
IP over ATM, including classical IP and LAN emulation, will continue to be
2.2.7 The ogated Routing Daemon
daemon (the old version of the
routing daemon) will be retired in a future release of the
If you use the
you must migrate to the
which supports a superset of functionality in the
2.2.8 DEC Ada RTL
DEC Ada (UPI - 0HM) and DEC Ada PDO (UPI - 0VS) will be retired
in a future release of the operating system.
2.2.9 Event Report Formatter (uerf)
The Event Report Formatter (
uerf) will be retired in a
command is not certified to
be Y2K compliant.
Depending on your system, use either Compaq Analyze or
2.2.10 Tcl Version 7.6 and Tk Version 4.2
Tcl Version 7.6 and Tk Version 4.2 will be retired in a future release. This release contains Tcl/Tk Version 8.2.
Tcl Version 7.6 and Tk Version 4.2 have been moved to the optional subsets
subsets will install under the
and only contain the run-time environment.
Header files and reference
pages are no longer included.
2.2.11 The dxlsm Interface
The CDE/X11 graphical Logical Storage Management tool,
dxlsm, will be retired in a future release.
interface is superseded by the new LSM Storage Administrator,
lsmsa, which was introduced in Version 5.0 of the operating system.
are installed from the
We recommend you begin using the
to manage your LSM configurations.
2.3 Hardware Support Retirement Notices
To allow for future growth and enhancements to the operating system,
it is necessary to retire support for some of the existing hardware.
section provides information on hardware support that has been retired in
this release and hardware support that will be retired in future releases.
2.3.1 Hardware Support Retired in This Release
The following note provides information on hardware support that has
been retired in this release of the operating system.
22.214.171.124 Network Adapters
Starting with Tru64 UNIX Version 5.1B , the DETRA Token Ring network adapter for 4 Mbps and 16 Mbps networks is no longer supported.
Most customers have upgraded their Token Ring network infrastructure
to standard 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet or 1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet
networks, rendering the use of Token Ring obsolete.
However, there are a variety
of vendor solutions which can be used to bridge a Token Ring network to an
existing Ethernet network, should this functionality be desired.
126.96.36.199 Array Controllers
Support for the following storage array controllers is retired in this release of the operating system:
188.8.131.52 Disk Devices
The following disk devices are retired as of this release of the operating system:
2.3.2 Hardware Support Scheduled to Be Retired in Future Releases
The following notes provide information on hardware support that will
be retired in future releases.
184.108.40.206 VME Bus Retirement
Support for the VME bus will be retired in a future release of the operating
This includes retirement of systems and options that use this bus
220.127.116.11 Array Controllers
Support for the following storage array controllers will be retired in a future release of the operating system:
18.104.22.168 Network Adapters
Support for the following network adapters will be retired in a future version of the operating system:
DE500-FA PCI to 100 BASE-FX (Fast Ethernet) network interface card
DE500-BA Single-port Ethernet, copper
DE450-CA Single-port Ethernet, twisted pair
DE435 PCI Ethernet
DE425 EISA Ethernet
DE422 EISA Ethernet
DEFEA EISA FDDI
22.214.171.124 FDDI Adapter for Futurebus
In a future release of the operating system, support for the DEFAA FDDI adapter will be retired.