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.
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.
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: 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.
You must have Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 installed to apply this hotfix.
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
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 name||File version||File size||Date||Time||Platform|
|Fcntl.h||Not Applicable||4,716||11-Feb-2006||02:47||Not Applicable|
|Libc.a||Not Applicable||871,432||11-Feb-2006||02:47||Not Applicable|
|Libc.so.3.5||Not Applicable||686,191||11-Feb-2006||02:47||Not Applicable|
|Libpsxdll.a||Not Applicable||92,270||11-Feb-2006||02:47||Not Applicable|
|Limits.h||Not Applicable||10,455||11-Feb-2006||02:47||Not Applicable|
|Open.2||Not Applicable||6,910||11-Feb-2006||02:47||Not Applicable|
|S11runonce.sh||Not Applicable||282||11-Feb-2006||02:47||Not Applicable|
|Sendmail||Not Applicable||1,422,977||11-Feb-2006||02:47||Not 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).
You may experience any of the following issues after you apply the hotfix rollup package:
After you apply the hotfix rollup package, setuid binaries that were not included with Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 stop working.
Use the chmod utility to reenable the setuid permissions for each affected binary.
After you apply the hotfix rollup package, setuid binaries that are copied from one system to another system stop working.
After you copy the binary to the destination computer, use the chmod utility to assign the setuid permissions for each affected binary.
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.
Remove and reapply the hotfix rollup package after you add a feature to Windows Services for UNIX 3.5.