ERRATA.TXT contains post-release ERRATA for 2.2.5 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 2.2.5 security advisories, see:
For the latest information (note the URL carefully - this is NOT
---- Security Advisories:
Current active security advisories for 2.2.5: One
o FreeBSD-SA-97:05 (available from ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT).
You may also simply remove /dev/io as a quick work-around if you're
not running an X server or some other specialized utility which
requires access to the I/O instructions.
---- System Update Information:
o The appletalk stack was broken in 2.2.5.
Fix: If you plan to run appletalk, you should apply the following patch:
o The line printer spooler lpd will, when sending jobs to remote
printers, kill the child process sending to the remote after the
timeout specified in the `ct' capability (2 minutes by default).
Fix: Please upgrade the lpd subsystem to 2.2-stable. As a workaround,
increase the `ct' capability to an unreasonably large number of
seconds (like 3600).
o Intel "F00F bug" enables users to hang machines with Pentium processors
if they have access to the machine and can execute programs.
Fix: Update to the 2.2-stable version of the kernel or apply the patch
o A bug in the ipfw code exists where using the "reset tcp" firewall command
causes the kernel to write ethernet headers onto random kernel stack
Fix: Update to the 2.2-stable version of the kernel or apply the
patch found in ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/updates/2.2.5-RELEASE/ipfw.diff.gz
o A bug in XF86Setup causes it to fail to create a symbolic link from
/usr/X11R6/bin/X to the right X server for your hardware if a link
does not already exist. When you type startx the following error is
xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): no server "X" found in PATH
Fix: Execute the following commands (as root) and re-run XF86Setup.
# cd /usr/X11R6/bin
# ln -s XF86_VGA16 X
If XF86Setup asks you if you want to use the existing XF86Config for
defaults choose no. When it asks you if you want to create an 'X'
link to the server choose yes.
o A bug in the phase diagram implementation of user-level ppp causes
problems with some ppp implementations when shutting down the link.
The line will go dead, but the modem will not hang up unless done
manually using pppctl (or a switch).
Fix: A version of ppp derived from the -current sources is available from
It should build on any version of FreeBSD from 2.0.5 onwards.
This code is available in the -current tree, but not (yet) in the
Further documentation can be found at these locations: