FreeBSD 4.4-RELEASE Errata

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This document lists errata items for FreeBSD 4.4-RELEASE, containing significant information discovered after the release. This information includes security advisories, as well as news relating to the software or documentation that could affect its operation or usability. An up-to-date version of this document should always be consulted before installing this version of FreeBSD.

This errata document for FreeBSD 4.4-RELEASE will be maintained until the release of FreeBSD 4.5-RELEASE.

1 Introduction

This errata document contains ``late-breaking news'' about FreeBSD 4.4-RELEASE. Before installing this version, it is important to consult this document to learn about any post-release discoveries or problems that may already have been found and fixed.

Any version of this errata document actually distributed with the release (for example, on a CDROM distribution) will be out of date by definition, but other copies are kept updated on the Internet and should be consulted as the ``current errata'' for this release. These other copies of the errata are located at, plus any sites which keep up-to-date mirrors of this location.

Source and binary snapshots of FreeBSD 4-STABLE also contain up-to-date copies of this document (as of the time of the snapshot).

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2 Security Advisories and Notices

Support for per-user ~/.login_conf files (as documented in login.conf(5)) has been disabled due to incorect merging of local and global settings. This problem will be fixed in future releases.

3 System Update Information

The handling of some types of comments in printcap(5) files is faulty. If a comment line ends in :\ (the characters normally used to indicate the continuation of a printer definition), the line following the comment will be parsed as a part of the previous printer definition.

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