scopeux hangs on /dev/ip

I have an old version of glance (3.58?) but it was running fine or so I thought ... now I have the problem where scopeux does not start but hangs. I made a copy of the start script mwa and put a tusc statement before scopeux - see attached. I used the same start script on a working version and it did a couple of opens on /dev/ip and then on /dev/tcp and then disconnected from terminal and went on with it's live. The broken one - just sits there sleeping. Anybody have any ideas??