Thnx again for all the answers. As stated before, I'm limited in my
options. One of them just might be to switch to Python 2.5, rewrite
the code that crashes using the subprocess module, and then somehow
patch the library I use (which I'm not suposed to do, but... oh
well :-)). I can just hope subrocess was already mature adn offering
the relevant functionality in 2.5.