FIX: A Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 hotfix rollup package is available that contains stability and reliability updates

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INTRODUCTION

A Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 hotfix rollup package is available that simplifies the maintenance of stability and reliability of Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 systems. We recommend that all Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 users apply this hotfix rollup package.

MORE INFORMATION

The hotfix rollup package contains the following updates:
  • All updates for Server for Network Information Services (NIS), Password Synchronization, and Interix subsystem components of Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 that were released after the original release version of Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 and before January 31, 2006
  • Additional reliability updates
By including all updates for Windows Services for UNIX 3.5, this hotfix rollup package makes it easier for users to improve the stability and reliability of computers that are running Windows Services for UNIX 3.5.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

You must have Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
At8.0.1969.38123,90411-Feb-200602:47Not Applicable
Atq8.0.1969.38123,90411-Feb-200602:47Not Applicable
Atrm8.0.1969.38123,90411-Feb-200602:47Not Applicable
Batch8.0.1969.38123,90411-Feb-200602:47Not Applicable
Cron8.0.1969.38145,92011-Feb-200602:47Not Applicable
Crontab8.0.1969.38138,24011-Feb-200602:47Not Applicable
Fcntl.hNot Applicable4,71611-Feb-200602:47Not Applicable
In.ntalkd8.0.1969.38103,93611-Feb-200602:47Not Applicable
In.rshd8.0.1969.38118,27211-Feb-200602:47Not Applicable
In.telnetd8.0.1969.38140,80011-Feb-200602:47Not Applicable
Inetd8.0.1969.38124,92811-Feb-200602:47Not Applicable
Libc.aNot Applicable871,43211-Feb-200602:47Not Applicable
Libc.so.3.5Not Applicable686,19111-Feb-200602:47Not Applicable
Libpsxdll.aNot Applicable92,27011-Feb-200602:47Not Applicable
Limits.hNot Applicable10,45511-Feb-200602:47Not Applicable
Newgrp8.0.1969.3866,56011-Feb-200602:47Not Applicable
Nissvc.exe8.0.1969.38182,78411-Feb-200602:47x86
Open.2Not Applicable6,91011-Feb-200602:47Not Applicable
Popper8.0.1969.38297,98411-Feb-200602:47Not Applicable
Posix.exe8.0.1969.38130,04811-Feb-200602:47x86
Pswdsync.dll8.0.1969.38109,05611-Feb-200602:47x86
Psxdll.dll8.0.1969.38345,08811-Feb-200602:47x86
Psxrun.exe8.0.1969.38104,44811-Feb-200602:47x86
Psxss.exe8.0.1969.38780,80011-Feb-200602:47x86
Regpwd8.0.1969.3872,70411-Feb-200602:47Not Applicable
S11runonce.shNot Applicable28211-Feb-200602:47Not Applicable
SendmailNot Applicable1,422,97711-Feb-200602:47Not Applicable

Changes in behavior

After you apply the hotfix rollup package, the open system call and the wcs_open system call support the O_NOFOLLOW flag. For more information about the O_NOFOLLOW flag, see the open system call and the wcs_open system call manual page (man page).

Known issues

You may experience any of the following issues after you apply the hotfix rollup package:
  • Symptom
    After you apply the hotfix rollup package, setuid binaries that were not included with Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 stop working.

    Resolution
    Use the chmod utility to reenable the setuid permissions for each affected binary.
  • Symptom
    After you apply the hotfix rollup package, setuid binaries that are copied from one system to another system stop working.

    Resolution
    After you copy the binary to the destination computer, use the chmod utility to assign the setuid permissions for each affected binary.
  • Symptom
    The hotfix rollup package does not modify any Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 component that is added after the hotfix rollup package is applied.

    Resolution
    Remove and reapply the hotfix rollup package after you add a feature to Windows Services for UNIX 3.5.

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Article ID: 913030 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX 3.5
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