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  • March 19, 2019

Announcing Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU7

Albert White
Manager, Software Maintenance Engineering

Today we are releasing the SRU 7 for Oracle Solaris 11.4. It is available via 'pkg update' from the support repository or by downloading the SRU from My Oracle Support Doc ID 2433412.1.

This SRU introduces the following enhancements:

  • Oracle VM Server for SPARC 3.6.1:
    • Reliability improvements in LDoms Manager startup, synchronization with Hypervisor and SP, and several 'ldm' subcommands
    • Improvement in Oracle VM Tools to better enable moving existing workloads onto modern HW, OS & virtualized environments
    • Live Migration reliability improvements and improved messaging when problems occur
  • Add Ninja build system to Oracle Solaris
  • GNU awk has been updated to 4.2.1
  • FFTW has been updated to 3.3.8
  • Nghttp2 library has been updated to 1.35.0
  • tigervnc has been updated to 1.9.0
  • fix for pkg info no longer shows Last Install/Update Time after catalog refresh
  • Many fixes and improvements for mdb and PTP
  • There has been a latent bug within the '/usr/bin/grep' command such that when used with the '-w' option it did not correctly report on the patterns it was supposed to match. This has been present for a while. The bug is now fixed however this may mean that more results are returned to any script that uses the command. See the README for examples of the behaviour.

The following components have also been updated to address security issues:

  • dnsmasq has been updated to 2.80
  • webkitgtk has been updated to 2.22.5
  • NSS has been updated to 4.38
  • libdwarf has been updated to 20190104
  • GNU Tar has been updated to 1.31
  • libarchive has been updated to 3.3.3
  • readline has been updated to 7.0
  • Firefox has been updated to 60.5.1esr
  • curl has been updated to 7.64.0
  • mercurial has been updated to 4.7.1
  • Python:
    • python 3.4 has been updated to 3.4.9
    • python 3.5 has been updated to 3.5.6
  • golang, openjpeg & openssh

Full details of this SRU can be found in My Oracle Support Doc 2517183.1. For the list of Service Alerts affecting each Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU, see Important Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU Issues (Doc ID 2445150.1).

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