Plan 9 Distribution Errata List
Plan 9: The Diskettes
Installation from diskettes works correctly only on systems with a single
DOS partition; any other partitions on the disc will be overwritten and the
contents lost. A replacement set of diskettes is available for pick-up via
ftp. See /plan9/pcdist/README
for more information.
Plan 9 - The Manuals: Volume 1
There are a number of small changes to man
pages, many already made to the printed manual.
See the diff file /plan9/errata/vol1.diff.
No man pages exist for icmp, ping, mnihongo.
Plan 9 - The Documents: Volume 2
There are a few small changes to the documents.
See the diff file /plan9/errata/vol2.diff.
Plan 9 CD: The Sources
The directory /plan9/update contains updates to the files contained on the
Plan 9 distribution CD. The updates are in the form of self-extracting
bundles of diffs with respect to the distribution source.
The updates are described in /plan9/update/CHANGES.
The copies of the diskettes on the CD-ROM differ from
the diskettes themselves. The only difference
is a print statement in the kernel.
The port for the ticket service is missing. This will keep authentication
from working if you install from the CD.
Add the line:
It is correct on the diskettes.
The binary used in the two-stage boot of an SGI Power
Series machine, 9powerboot, requires a Cyclone device.
To boot without a Cyclone, specify the argument il.
The Unix utility - u9fs
If u9fs is not serving from the Unix root directory,
that is, if Plan 9 is to see files only below a private root,
mkdir /etc in that directory and copy in passwd, group,
hosts, and hosts.equiv.
lsi.10, lsi.12 have bugs
missing directory on CD-ROM
/usr/none left off CD-ROM; log in as tor instead.
The file /sys/lib/man/lookman/index incorrectly contains references
to sections 10 and 1pub which are not part of the distribution.
They should be edited out or
lookman(1) will return some unresolvable references.