Subject: Re: Unrelated (?) failures on a -current build
To: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/03/2000 21:31:56
Thus spake D'Arcy J.M. Cain
> Of course, I rebooted in between most of the above steps.  So now
> I figure I should have a functioning system.  Mostly I do but two
> things fail.  I installed Python and PyGreSQL from the packages.
> Python seems to work fine but when I import pg it segfaults.  The
> error seems to be related to dynamic loading, not anything in the
> module itself.  The same combo has built and run fine on older
> versions of the OS.
> The other problem is with X.  It works fine, xdm brings up the chooser,
> I can log in and run programs but when I exit from twm or fvwm2, the
> system reboots.  It does not leave a core file so I don't know what
> is breaking.

The system isn't rebooting when I exit a session now but I still have
the first problem and it is definitely happening in the rtld code.
Further, when I ssh out the remote sites don't recognize me or something
because on the few systems (mostly local) that I have a .shosts file I
still get asked for my password.

Also, my xterm (really an IPX running NetBSD) won't run any programs
on the remote system any more.

All this stuff was working before and I am at a loss to understand how
a simple upgrade makes it all fail so badly.  There must be something
that I missed but I can't see any common element here.

Meanwhile, I am rebuilding the kernel, userland and pkgsrc daily with
no change.

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