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Re: having problems using 'gethostbyname' ("David Dudley") writes:

>Edm is a pretty big program, made up of around 10-15 different libraries and
>component parts.

>The problem this program is having is clearly in the 'hosts' line of the
>nsswitch.conf file, and as I change my nsswitch.conf file, I can change the
>failure message from '' to '' (don't see an error
>on loading '' however).

Looks like edm does something nasty, like doing a chroot or limiting
or exhausting ressources so that the nss shared objects cannot be

Please try ktrace to find out what part of that process actually fails.

                                Michael van Elst
                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."

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