nvi dying with "Resource temporarily unavailable"

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Thu Aug 7 09:33:15 PDT 2003


Stephen McKay wrote:
> Since I upgraded to FreeBSD 4.8 (from 4.5) I've noticed occasional failures
> of nvi.  It will suddenly die as a key is pressed, emitting:
> 
> Error: input: Resource temporarily unavailable
> 
> and you are staring at your command prompt.
> 
> I googled for this message and found that people here and there have been
> complaining of this since about FreeBSD 4.2, but that absolutely none of
> them have received a reply.

Are you using bash as your shell, by any chance?

-- 
-Chuck




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