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Old 10-10-2003, 03:39 PM   #1
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Can't open a wa-wa-what!?

Alrighty then,

I just installed the 2.6.0 kernel and it works fantastic. (It was a pain in my duff to get it installed though.) Anyway, I just tried to run kpackage and I get this message

Can't open a pseudo teletype

When I run kpackage as root it doesn't happen, but then again, kpackage never seems to work right when I'm root anyway.

Well if anyone can give me the 411 on how to solve this problem, that'd be fantastic.
Old 10-10-2003, 06:39 PM   #2
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A pseudo teletype is kinda like a terminal window or console session, I think. It's usually abbreviated PTY. I seem to recall there is a configuration option in the kernel (at least, in all the ones I've compiled; probably in 2.6 also) for enabling "Unix98 PTY" support. Check to see if you have it enabled. I presume you compiled the kernel from source? If so, you probably know how to enable it. If not, then I don't know if there is a way to enable it without compiling from source...
Old 10-10-2003, 10:41 PM   #3
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if you are using redhat there are unofficial redhat rpms for 2.6

i guess its more safe that way if you dont have the experience
Old 10-13-2003, 12:52 AM   #4
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Well, I checked my kernel config and it says I have Unix98 PTY support built into the kernel. Weird... Maybe it's a 2.6 thing...


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