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FreeBSD 2.2.8 Errata Notes

The file
ERRATA.TXT contains post-release ERRATA for 2.2.8 and should always
be considered the definitive place to look *first* before reporting
a problem with this release.  This file will also be periodically
updated as new issues are reported so even if you've checked this
file recently, check it again before filing a bug report.  Any
changes to this file are also automatically emailed to:

For 2.2.8 security advisories, see:

For the latest information.

---- Security Advisories:

Current active security advisories for 2.2.8:   None

---- System Update Information:

o /usr/sbin/sysctl is an invalid link and whereis(1) doesn't work.

Fix: sysctl(8) has actually moved to /sbin/sysctl.  Simply create
     a symbolic link for compatability purposes as follows:

        ln -sf /sbin/sysctl /usr/sbin

     or syncronize your sources with 2.2-stable and rebuild/install
     from /usr/src/usr.bin/whereis/ and just rm /usr/sbin/sysctl

o    /usr/share/doc/FAQ is in spanish.

Fix: This was a build failure which affected only the FAQ and has since
     been fixed.  If you are already cvsup/CTM'ing the doc-all tag then
     you can simply remake and install the FAQ from sources, otherwise
     grab and unpack
     as follows:  tar --unlink -xvzf FAQ.tar.gz -C /usr/share/doc
     to get an english FAQ.

o    getpwnam(3) semantics are incorrect in some cases.

Fix: If passed a string longer than the maximum allowed for a user name,
     getpwnam will incorrectly return an entry for a user that matches the
     initial characters in the string up to the maximum length allowed for a
     user name.  To correct this behaviour, libc needs to be patched and
     recompiled.  The appropriate patch can be obtained from:"1".35.2.2&r2="1".35.2.3

Last modified on: February 21, 2021 by Danilo G. Baio