OSR6 screen lockups since oss706c - SCO

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  1. OSR6 screen lockups since oss706c

    i have run into some wierdness on several different sco6 (w/mp2)
    boxes since i've started installing oss706C to patch DST issues.

    old programs - ones that i did not compile, have no source on
    or anything, that worked fine before 706c, now lock up when
    drawing screen. must go to another screen to kill -9 them to
    free up session. is not random, happens every time.

    so far, kcv (a viewer binary that might still be on aplawrence site
    somewhere) and SCO foxbase/foxplus are victims.

    what kcv:
    kcv: Microsoft a.out separate pure segmented word-swapped V2.3 V3.0 386
    executable

    what foxplus.pr:
    foxplus.pr: Microsoft a.out separate pure segmented word-swapped
    not-stripped V2.3 V3.0 386 executable

    MP2 was already on, so it was not that - and i had never had earlier
    versions of oss706, so i do not know if it is a difference between "C"
    and "A" or "B" (assuming they ever saw light of day).

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    -Joe Chasan- Magnatech Business Systems, Inc.
    joe@magnatechonline.com Hicksville, NY - USA
    http://www.MagnatechOnline.com Tel.(516) 931-4444/Fax.(516) 931-1264

  2. Re: OSR6 screen lockups since oss706c

    You don't need oss706c to change DST. Just edit /etc/TIMEZONE from
    TZ='PST8PDT'
    to
    TZ='PST8PDT7,M3.2.0/2:00,M11.1.0/2:00'
    and reboot.

    For what else oss706 does see
    ftp.sco.com/pub/openserver6/600/patches/oss706c/oss706c.ltr.

    FWIW I've been running oss706a w/o issue although I don't use kcv or
    Foxpro.

    --Ray Robert

    Joe Chasan wrote:
    > i have run into some wierdness on several different sco6 (w/mp2)
    > boxes since i've started installing oss706C to patch DST issues.
    >
    > old programs - ones that i did not compile, have no source on
    > or anything, that worked fine before 706c, now lock up when
    > drawing screen. must go to another screen to kill -9 them to
    > free up session. is not random, happens every time.
    >
    > so far, kcv (a viewer binary that might still be on aplawrence site
    > somewhere) and SCO foxbase/foxplus are victims.
    >
    > what kcv:
    > kcv: Microsoft a.out separate pure segmented word-swapped V2.3 V3.0 386
    > executable
    >
    > what foxplus.pr:
    > foxplus.pr: Microsoft a.out separate pure segmented word-swapped
    > not-stripped V2.3 V3.0 386 executable
    >
    > MP2 was already on, so it was not that - and i had never had earlier
    > versions of oss706, so i do not know if it is a difference between "C"
    > and "A" or "B" (assuming they ever saw light of day).
    >
    > --- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ---
    > -Joe Chasan- Magnatech Business Systems, Inc.
    > joe@magnatechonline.com Hicksville, NY - USA
    > http://www.MagnatechOnline.com Tel.(516) 931-4444/Fax.(516) 931-1264



  3. Re: OSR6 screen lockups since oss706c

    On Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 03:41:42PM -0800, ThreeStar wrote:
    > You don't need oss706c to change DST. Just edit /etc/TIMEZONE from
    > TZ='PST8PDT'
    > to
    > TZ='PST8PDT7,M3.2.0/2:00,M11.1.0/2:00'
    > and reboot.


    i'll admit it - i was too lazy to read man timezone(F)!

    if a fix is not forthcoming, i'll have to pull oss706c and
    make one up for EST. i supposed i'll have to do it for some of
    the older boxes anyway.

    > For what else oss706 does see
    > ftp.sco.com/pub/openserver6/600/patches/oss706c/oss706c.ltr.


    i read it, not sure - maybe the xenix emul fix broke this?

    > ...


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    -Joe Chasan- Magnatech Business Systems, Inc.
    joe@magnatechonline.com Hicksville, NY - USA
    http://www.MagnatechOnline.com Tel.(516) 931-4444/Fax.(516) 931-1264

  4. Re: OSR6 screen lockups since oss706c

    On Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 07:26:35PM -0500, Joe Chasan wrote:
    > On Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 03:41:42PM -0800, ThreeStar wrote:
    > > You don't need oss706c to change DST. Just edit /etc/TIMEZONE from
    > > TZ='PST8PDT'
    > > to
    > > TZ='PST8PDT7,M3.2.0/2:00,M11.1.0/2:00'
    > > and reboot.

    >
    > i'll admit it - i was too lazy to read man timezone(F)!
    >
    > if a fix is not forthcoming, i'll have to pull oss706c and
    > make one up for EST. i supposed i'll have to do it for some of
    > the older boxes anyway.
    >
    > > For what else oss706 does see
    > > ftp.sco.com/pub/openserver6/600/patches/oss706c/oss706c.ltr.

    >
    > i read it, not sure - maybe the xenix emul fix broke this?


    indeed if i pull a pre-706c copy of xemul, this fixes the problem.
    fix one thing break another?

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    -Joe Chasan- Magnatech Business Systems, Inc.
    joe@magnatechonline.com Hicksville, NY - USA
    http://www.MagnatechOnline.com Tel.(516) 931-4444/Fax.(516) 931-1264

  5. Re: OSR6 screen lockups since oss706c


    Joe Chasan wrote:

    > i have run into some wierdness on several different sco6 (w/mp2)
    > boxes since i've started installing oss706C to patch DST issues.
    >
    > old programs - ones that i did not compile, have no source on
    > or anything, that worked fine before 706c, now lock up when
    > drawing screen. must go to another screen to kill -9 them to
    > free up session. is not random, happens every time.


    Joe,

    There is a bug in the xenix emulator in OSS706C
    that is causing the hang.

    We are working on a fix.

    Regards,

    John


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