I've installed V3.89 of pine on AIX 3.2.2. I'll say up front that I don't
use pine, I installed it because my newer users wanted something "better"
or "easier" than elm/vi... but with the problems I'm having, neither they
nor I are convinced (one of them is ready to go back to the mainframe for
e-mail, she's at least sympathetic to the problems).
When I first installed pine, my users were having serious lock-up problems.
put a patch on C-Client's bezerk.c to make it less vulnerable to AIX xlc
problems, and Pine doesn't lock up when they go to read e-mail.
Replies (or composing new outgoing e-mail) is another story. Users pick the
letter they want to reply to, press 'r' to reply, the header is all filled
in, and they go to the text area and it freezes. Ctl-Q and Ctl-C don't help,
I usually have to kill -HUP their process.
This particularly happens to users on high-speed modems through a terminal
server, but occasionally to users running FTP Software telnet over ethernet
How can I find out what's going on ? Set a higher debug level ? Start
using Pine for myself ? What do I look for ? Any suggestions (dumping AIX
isn't a viable one, sorry) ?
The internet is like a box of chocolates -- Tom Limoncelli