Release Notes for OmniOSce v11 r151046
Stable and Long-Term-Supported (LTS) Release, 1st of May 2023
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r151046 release repository: https://pkg.omnios.org/r151046/core
Upgrades are supported from the r151038, r151040, r151042 and r151044 releases only. If upgrading from an earlier version, upgrade in stages, referring to the table at https://omnios.org/upgrade.
New features since r151044
Python has been upgraded to version 3.11, replacing version 3.10 used in the previous release.
NVMe devices are now identified using their namespace GUID, if supported. This may result in the device ID of any NVMe drives changing on the first boot into this release, with accompanying messages on the console.
Joining a windows domain via
smbadm joinnow automatically updates the local administrators group to include domain administrators. If necessary,
smbadm remove-membercan be used to adjust membership.
SMB now supports 256-bit ciphers.
SMB now has a new configuration option to enable support for short names. Only very old applications on old clients need short names, however it is necessary to support running the Windows Protocol Test Suites.
The omnios-build framework has seen extensive changes as a result of introducing support for building packages for different architectures. Many packages can now be built for 64-bit ARM by passing
-a aarch64to the build script, and a regularly updated testing image is maintained at https://downloads.omnios.org/media/braich/.
Commands and Command Options
whichcommand has been replaced. The new version fixes a number of issues with the old but will no-longer show aliases when invoked from the csh.
cshitself is now mediated and will automatically be replaced by
tcshif that package is installed. To switch /usr/bin/csh back to the illumos version, invoke:
pfexec pkg set-mediator -I illumos csh
nvmeadmhas been updated to show and refer to namespaces by their namespace IDs, rather than an index. There have also been changes in the
listsub-command to better support namespaces.
smbadmhas been enhanced with the ability to read credentials from stdin.
lscommand can now show SIDs instead of ephemeral IDs. Refer to ls(1), in particular the section that discusses the
pcieadmhas been updated so that its help messages include the list of available fields.
find's -useracl and -groupacl options could produce false positive matches due to ignoring an ACL entry's type.
cxgbetoolcommand now accepts instance names rather than device paths, making it easier to use.
media/cdrtoolspackage has been replaced by
media/xorrisowhich provides compatible
Libraries and Library Functions
isatty()function has been updated so that it always sets
errnowhen returning 0. Although both behaviours are compliant with the POSIX standard, some third party software incorrectly expects errno to be set.
When retrieving a list of interface addresses via the
sin6_scope_idfield is now filled in.
libpcre2 now includes 16 and 32-bit character support.
- There have been several improvements to zone networking so that links created directly within a zone are now properly cleaned up. In general, cleaning up links on zone halt is much improved.
virtio-vionanetwork driver now supports a control queue and promiscuous mode.
kstathas been added to show details of the vmm reservoir.
The virtio 9p buffers have been expanded to improve performance.
bhyve supports more customisation of
smbiosdata via the
-Boption and via configuration file directives.
nvmedriver has been updated as a result of additional compliance testing.
autoexpandproperty now works for root pools.
It is now possible to directly import a root pool from a
zpool listno longer truncates long device names to 64 characters.
zfs allowcould display incorrect information for filesystems which had
allow -cset but not
snoopcommand has been split into its own package.
- The bundled firmware in the
cxgbedriver has been updated to version 126.96.36.199.
ctfdumpnow additionally displays bitfield member offsets in bytes and fractions of bytes.
vwarncfunctions have been added to libc.
ldnow fills out more of the
PT_DYNAMICsection which resolves inter-operability problems with recently released
intro(9F) has been rewritten and extended to better introduce kernel programming topics.
gcc12compiler has a new
-fforce-omit-frame-pointerthat can be used for building things that absolutely require the frame pointer to be omitted. This hinders the debugability of the generated artefacts with tools such as
gcchas been updated to allow the
%hhlength modifiers in kernel code.
grubboot loader is deprecated and is scheduled for removal in the r151048 release. It will be supported in r151046 for the full LTS time frame, up to May 2026. If you have not yet migrated to the new boot loader, and would like assistance, please get in touch.
The Service Location Protocol (SLP) service that was provided by the
service/network/slppackage is no longer shipped with OmniOS. SLP is a legacy protocol that has a number of known security problems, such as CVE-2023-29552.
OpenSSH in OmniOS no longer provides support for GSSAPI key exchange. This was removed in release r151038.
Python 2 is now end-of-life and will not receive any further updates. The
python-27package is still available for backwards compatibility but will be maintained only on a best-efforts basis.
OpenSSL 1.0.x is deprecated and reached end-of-support at the end of 2019. OpenSSL 1.1.1 will reach end-of-support in September 2023. OmniOS has transitioned to OpenSSL 3 and still ships OpenSSL 1.1.1 for compatibility. The OpenSSL 1.0.2 libraries are also retained for backwards compatibility but are maintained solely on a best-efforts basis.
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