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About This Manual
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Organization
Related Documents
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Conventions
 
1    New and Changed Features
1.1    Support for Variable Memory Page Size (Big Pages)
1.2    IPv6 Enhancements
1.3    Parallel Bus Scan
1.4    LSM Fast Plex Attach
1.5    Ensuring Metadata Integrity by Freezing Domains
1.6    The vfast Utility
1.7    LUN/UNIT Expansion
1.8    Security
1.8.1    Secure Shell
1.8.2    Single Sign On Moved to the Operating Ssystem CD-ROM
1.8.3    Common Data Security Architecture (CDSA)
1.8.4    Support for /dev/random
1.9    Netscape 6.2.3 Web Client for Tru64 UNIX
1.10    I18N Support
1.11    Additional Changes
 
2    Features and Interfaces Scheduled for Retirement
2.1    Retired in This Release
2.1.1    Performance Manager CDE GUI
2.1.2    COM for Tru64 UNIX
2.1.3    DECmigrate
2.1.4    iPlanet Directory Server
2.1.5    AdvFS Subsystem Attributes
2.1.6    AdvFS Fragment Attributes
2.1.7    C++ Run-Time Libraries libtask and libcomplex
2.1.8    Unsupported Kernel Object Subsets
2.2    Features and Interfaces Scheduled for Retirement in Future Releases
2.2.1    The emxmgr Utility
2.2.2    The automount Utility
2.2.3    POSIX Threads Metering
2.2.4    SCSI Device Names
2.2.5    XIE Version 3.0 X Client Extension
2.2.6    ATM IP Switching
2.2.7    The ogated Routing Daemon
2.2.8    DEC Ada RTL
2.2.9    Event Report Formatter (uerf)
2.2.10    Tcl Version 7.6 and Tk Version 4.2
2.2.11    The dxlsm Interface
2.3    Hardware Support Retirement Notices
2.3.1    Hardware Support Retired in This Release
2.3.1.1    Network Adapters
2.3.1.2    Array Controllers
2.3.1.3    Disk Devices
2.3.2    Hardware Support Scheduled to Be Retired in Future Releases
2.3.2.1    VME Bus Retirement
2.3.2.2    Array Controllers
2.3.2.3    Network Adapters
2.3.2.4    FDDI Adapter for Futurebus
 
3    Installation Notes
3.1    General Information About Installation
3.1.1    Disk Space Requirements
3.1.2    Firmware Revision
3.1.3    Files Left in /tmp Directory After Installation
3.1.4    Installing Tru64 UNIX on Disks Containing Linux disklabels
3.1.5    Reloading Subsets with setld
3.1.6    setld Failures Caused by Temp Files
3.1.7    IMAP and POP
3.1.8    Configuration Failure Messages During System Boot
3.1.9    Initial sendmail Warning Message
3.1.10    The autopush Message Displayed During Boot
3.1.11    I/O Error Message
3.1.12    Ignore the error writing output file Message
3.1.13    Persistent Reservation Errors
3.2    Layered Product Considerations
3.2.1    Mounting the Associated Products CD-ROM
3.3    Full Installation
3.4    Update Installation
3.5    RIS Installation
3.5.1    bootlink Restriction
3.5.2    Time Zone Restriction
 
4    Processor-Specific Notes
4.1    General Notes on Processors
4.1.1    Upgrading Your Hardware
4.1.2    Future Enhancements for Expanded Block Size
4.1.3    Floppy Disk Drives
4.1.4    KZPSA Behind the PCI-to-PCI Bridge
4.1.5    Qlogic ISP1040B CAM Errors
4.1.6    DJ-ML200-xx PCI NVRAM Hardware Revision
4.1.7    No Console-Level Multipath Support for Some Older Systems
4.2    AlphaServer 1000 and 1000A Systems
4.2.1    EISA Configuration Utility Version 1.10
4.2.2    Graphics Resolution
4.3    AlphaServer GS Systems
4.3.1    Do Not Repetitively Power Cycle CPUs
4.3.2    Hot Add Restriction
4.4    AlphaServer DS25 Systems
4.4.1    Restriction on Burning CD-ROMs
4.5    Personal Workstation 433au, 500au, and 600au Systems
4.5.1    64-Bit PCI Option Cards
4.5.2    Incorrect Default Keyboard Mappings
4.6    Alpha VME and PCI/ISA (DMCC) Modular Single-Board Computers
 
5    Base Operating System Software Notes
5.1    Commands and Utilities
5.1.1    The vdump Restriction with Clone Filesets and NFS
5.1.2    APIs and Commands Affected by Mixed-Speed CPUs
5.1.3    SCSI CAM User Agent — Disabling Autosense Is Not Permitted
5.1.4    Escaped Comment Symbols in a Makefile
5.1.5    Editing an HTML File with XEmacs
5.1.6    Change to the sh, ksh, and csh Shells
5.1.7    Netscape Communicator
5.1.7.1    Netscape Communicator Dumps Core Running in CDE
5.1.7.2    Deleting Multiple Mail Messages Causes Netscape Communicator to Dump Core
5.1.7.3    Netscape Communicator Dumps Core Intermittently
5.1.7.4    Cannot Delete Mail Messages from Inbox to Trash When Using IMAP Server
5.1.7.5    Netscape Communicator Returns sh: /usr/bin/X11/showps: not found
5.1.7.6    Netscape Communicator Returns X Authorization Error
5.1.8    Netscape 6.2.3 Web Client
5.1.8.1    Netscape Startup Preferences Do Not Work
5.1.8.2    Netscape 6.2.3 Displays Poorly in the X11 PseudoColor Visual Class
5.1.8.3    Netscape 6 Will Not Load the Adobe Acrobat Plugin That Works with Netscape 4
5.1.8.4    Missing S/MIME Support in Mail and News
5.1.8.5    Problems Downloading Files
5.1.8.6    Netscape 6 Has Several X Input Method Failures in Some Locales
5.1.8.7    Informational Messages Can Be Ignored
5.1.8.8    Netscape Web Client Does Not Evaluate Local Files Passed As Arguments
5.1.8.9    Netscape 6 Failures When Loading Applets Using Java OJI Plugin
5.1.8.10    Starting Multiple Instances of Netscape 6 Can Cause It to Hang or Display Poorly
5.1.8.11    Netscape 6 Cannot Be Used to Access WebMail
5.1.8.12    Netscape 6 Crashes When Attempting to Open Mail Attachments
5.2    SysMan System Management Applications
5.2.1    Possible Loss of Data When the root File System Is Full
5.2.2    Large Integer Values in Configuration Applications
5.2.3    Error Message When Using sysman -cli -set values Command
5.2.4    Problem When Reconfiguring Network Interface Cards
5.2.5    SysMan Command Line Interface
5.2.6    SysMan Web Page Does Not Display or Work Properly
5.2.7    SysMan Configuration and Administration Restriction
5.2.8    Display Problems on Systems with Low-Resolution Graphics Cards
5.2.9    SysMan Applications Do Not Work Properly at VGA Resolution
5.2.10    SysMan Menu
5.2.10.1    Installation Branch Hangs When Run in Background
5.2.10.2    Installation Branch Is Not Supported for Clusters
5.2.10.3    Running the SysMan Menu Standalone on a PC Fails to Launch Tasks
5.2.10.4    Manage Local Users and NIS Users Task Restriction
5.2.10.5    Display Currently Mounted File Systems Option Restriction
5.2.11    SysMan Station
5.2.11.1    Smart Array 5300A RAID Array Not Supported in SysMan Station
5.2.11.2    SysMan Station Deamon Restart Required After Completing OLAR Operations
5.2.11.3    Incorrect Launch Status
5.2.11.4    Objects Might Not Display Properly with Internet Explorer
5.2.11.5    Cannot Restart the Client in a Web Browser
5.2.11.6    Client 5-Minute Timeout
5.2.11.7    Physical_Filesystems View Displays Two Disk Objects for LSM
5.2.11.8    Icons Indicating Warning or Failed States
5.2.11.9    Group Icons Are Not Available for Some Objects
5.2.11.10    Multiple AdvFS Volumes Might Not Appear Properly
5.2.11.11    SysMan Station Does Not Update Changes to Device base_name Dynamically
5.2.11.12    Some Tools Might Fail When Launched From a Group Object
5.2.11.13    Unable to Expand the Host Object in a Cluster
5.2.11.14    Unable to Select Other Objects After a Vertical Bus Is Selected
5.2.12    Configuring Tru64 UNIX from Linux Systems
5.3    System Administration
5.3.1    Configuring the SDLT320 Tape Drive
5.3.2    Binary Error Log Event May Be Incorrectly Reported As Double Error Halt
5.3.3    Account Manager
5.3.3.1    General Restrictions
5.3.3.2    Account Manager and Enhanced Security
5.3.4    Prestoserve Restriction on Devices Larger Than 1 TB
5.3.5    Possible Error Updating /etc/doprc
5.3.6    Persistent Reservation Error
5.3.7    Security
5.3.7.1    Authentication Problem with Multithreaded Applications
5.3.7.2    Security and HP Management Agents
5.3.7.3    Behavior of useradd, usermod, and userdel Commands
5.3.7.4    Prevent IP Spoofing Attacks
5.3.7.5    Use db_checkpoint for Log Trimming
5.3.8    OSFJAVA Subsets Are Required for Bundled Applications
5.3.9    Argument Size Limit for the exec System Call
5.3.10    Hardware Manager Incorrectly Reports the Presence of the Keyboard and Mouse
5.3.11    HP Management Agents for Tru64 UNIX (HP Insight Manager)
5.3.11.1    Software Notes
5.3.11.2    Known Problems
5.3.12    Event Manager
5.3.12.1    Event Viewer and evmget Display a Message When the binlog File Is Invalid
5.3.12.2    Event Manager Reports Kernel Messages with Critical Priority
5.3.12.3    Event Manager Fails to Detect syslogd and binlogd During Boot
5.4    Network and Communications
5.4.1    Link Aggregation and Local Area Transport Restriction
5.4.2    Restriction When Configuring IPsec and IP Tunnels
5.4.3    Performance Tuning for Gigabit Ethernet Adapters
5.4.4    The autofsd Utility
5.4.5    The rcinet stop inet Command Stops IPv6 Communications
5.4.6    Mail
5.4.6.1    The mailcv -I -t and -M -t Commands Do Not Work As Expected
5.4.6.2    IMAP Server: Preserving Uppercase User Names
5.4.6.3    The sendmail Warning Message
5.4.6.4    Problem Starting the sendmail Daemon
5.5    Local Area Transport
5.5.1    Duplicate Minor Numbers and latsetup
5.5.2    Simultaneous llogin Connections
5.6    File Systems
5.6.1    Advanced File System (AdvFS)
5.6.1.1    New AdvFS Mount Option Activates Data Logging on All Files in a Fileset
5.7    Logical Storage Manager
5.7.1    The diskconfig LSMnopriv Option Does Not Work
 
6    Development Environment Notes
6.1    General Programming
6.1.1    Change to bcopy, bcmp, and bzero
6.1.2    Change to struct utmp, struct utmpx, and struct lastlog
6.1.3    The getaddrinfo() Routine Might Return the Incorrect Return Status
6.2    POSIX Threads Library (pthreads)
6.2.1    pthread_mutex_destroy() Can Return EBUSY for Unlocked Mutex
6.2.2    Problems with Use of the stackaddr Thread Creation Attribute
6.2.3    Memory Alignment Issue
6.2.4    POSIX Threads Library pthread_debug() and pthread_debug_cmd() Routines
6.2.5    Process-Shared Synchronization Objects and Debugging
6.2.6    Use of errno
6.3    Kernel Programming
6.3.1    System Call Funneling
6.3.2    Changes to the ATM Kernel Programming Interface
6.3.3    Changes to the Internal Kernel Exception Frame
6.3.4    Changes to the VFS Programming Interface
 
7    Window System Software Notes
7.1    Hardware Notes and Restrictions
7.1.1    PowerStorm Graphics Support
7.1.2    Qvision Graphics Display Error
7.2    X Servers
7.2.1    Limited Multiscreen Display Support with CDE
7.2.2    Pixmap Color Errors with PanoramiX
7.2.3    X Print Server Extension Library Restriction
7.3    CDE Clients
7.3.1    Inaccessible Dialog Buttons
7.3.2    Remote Invocation of CDE File Manager dtfile
7.3.3    Possible Failure in the XOpenDisplay Call
7.3.4    Login to CDE_SESSION Restriction
7.3.5    Possible Problem with CDE ToolTalk Messaging
7.4    Internationalization
7.4.1    Unicode Locales and Dense Code Locales
7.4.2    Minor Behavioral Changes in Unicode Iconv Converters
7.4.3    Japanese Keyboard Support in Console Mode
7.4.4    Default Keyboard Setting Might Prevent User Login
 
8    Documentation Notes
8.1    Software Product Description (SPD) Replaced by QuickSpecs
8.2    Changes to the Documentation Set
8.3    Netscape Problem with the Search by Keyword Feature
8.4    AltaVista CD-ROM Search Might Not Work Correctly with Netscape Communicator
8.5    Online Help
8.5.1    SysMan Menu
8.5.1.1    Title Bar Is Incorrect
8.5.1.2    Help on Item Sometimes Fails
8.5.2    SysMan Station
8.5.2.1    Online Help Window Does Not Maximize Automatically
8.5.3    Reference Pages
8.5.3.1    Examples Missing New Lines in add_proplist_entry(3) and clu_info(3)
 
A    Software Subset Information
A.1    Disk Space Required for Software Subsets
A.2    Disk Space Required for RIS Areas
A.3    Disk Space Required for Documentation
 
Tables
A-1    Disk Space Requirements - Base Operating System
A-2    Disk Space Requirements - Associated Products Vol. 1
A-3    Disk Space Requirements - Associated Products Vol. 2
A-4    Disk Space Required for RIS Areas
 
Index