Re: mc takes 30 sec to load

Alfons Muhackl schrieb:
Hello everybody,

this surely is a wierd problem. As of today, mc takes 30 seconds to start. It worked OK yesterday.
I am using debian etch. I installed no updates or so.
Version is 4.6.1-6

Now for the funny part: top does not show anything interesting,
dmesg logs no errors, kernlog also nothing.
smartctl says the HD is fine...

Once mc runs, it is running fine.

even if mc is running in another console, it takes 30s to start another instance.

Does anybody have an idea how to track this down??

regards AM

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Now it is getting even wierder :-)

The PC I am using has two NICs. The problem only occurs if eth0 is not connected. running strace mc shows that mc is trying to query the DNS server???
It can't, so it retries for 30 sec, then stops and I can use it.

How come mc tries to lookup the DNS server at startup??
How do I disable this feature?

regards AM

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