had a problem with some machines' run-parts never finishing. dpkg -S ... debianutils. okay, upgrade that. yup, changed, but what?<blockquote># zcat /usr/share/doc/debianutils/changelog.gz |head<br />debianutils (1.16.1) unstable; urgency=medium<br /><br /> * Non-maintainer upload<br /> * <b>Apply patch from Garth Mollett to fix race in the select handling:<br /> on SMP machines the child process may have finished when we hit the select<br /> and we could end up waiting forever. Closes: Bug#114864,#132539</b><br /><br /> -- Wichert Akkerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> Fri, 26 Apr 2002 14:47:45 +0200<br /><br />debianutils (1.16) unstable; urgency=low</blockquote>rad. problem solved.