OFFTOPIC: glibc 2.0.5 strangeness?

Egor Egorov (
Sat, 27 Sep 1997 20:14:16 +0000 (GMT)

Hi. I'm sorry for posting to not apropriate mailing list, but right now I
have no choice, and I really need a quick help. :)

I have one trouble: after installing glibc 2.0.5 (from redhat 4.8.1) and
kernel 2.0.31pre10 (well, it's a real pre9 kernel + pre9-pre10 patch), and
after updating most of the packages (pine, joe, X, .. - from rh 4.8.1 too)
I have some troubles.

Why some of my old binaries (compiled under libc5.4.34) now
requires AND ldd reports that. Certainly, they don't
work. Some of my old binaries requires, some not - why? How do I fix

When I run pine, it sometimes says "another pine is accessing... trying.."
and prints itself pid. :) Why? How do I fix it?

When pine starts external editor (joe in my case), sometimes after joe's
exit, joe becames zombie. :(( pine hangs until ^C. When external editor =
mcedit, mcedit just hangs on start or on exit. Sometimes not. Why ? How do
I fix it?

All other binaries works perfectly. Performance raised.

And another really strange question :) is

Do I need to defragment filesystem if it was used for more that 1.5 years?
I mean my / filesystem of a home machine. It's slow now.

And as for .31p10 kernel - really cool. I'm psyched of it. Linus & co,
thank you!

Egor Egorov, lost soul.