The issue was resolved (Again many thanks Oscar).
Possibly there was a bug in the XFree* packagees that come with RH 7.3
We upgraded the same and had to reboot the system for the new binary to
After downloading the rpms from
rpm -Uvh *
On 12/8/06, oscar cassetti <oscar.getstring at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 07/12/06, Walter Faleiro <curtorkar at gmail.com > wrote:
> > Folks,
> > We have a RH 7.3 system needed for testing backward compatibility. On
> > system the command xterm -e /bin/true hangs. I checked the same on the
> > recent distributions and it works fine.
> I didn't understand one thing (don't worry I'm often stupid)
> The X server was running and you type on an other xterm inside the X
> xterm -e /bin/true and what happened was that the new xterm window didn't
> Is it right ?
> Could you try this
> strace -o dbg_xterm.txt xterm -e true
> gzip dbg_xterm.txt
> and after send me by email file output dbg_xterm.txt.gz
> I'll take a look to the trace of system calls.
>>> >On RH 7.3 the xterm binary is
> > installed by the XFree86 package, but on the new distributions its a
> > separate package in itself. Did anyone encounter this error.
> > I am thinking of upgrading XFree86 from 4.2.0-8 to 4.2.1.
> Did you try to find it in one bug list ?
> RH 7.3 is quite old ...
> > Regards,
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