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FS#36548 - latest upgrade makes some terminal-emulators unworkable

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Ivan Lyapunov (dront78) - Thursday, 15 August 2013, 16:26 GMT
Last edited by Dave Reisner (falconindy) - Thursday, 15 August 2013, 17:05 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


pacman -Suy except kernel because 3.10.6 is unbootable for me, so have 3.10.5 and working
after login to RazorQt session got "grantpt failed" on gnome-terminal, but xtrem works ok
qterminal works ok too, but stjerm says
(stjerm:1324): Vte-0.0-CRITICAL **: vte_pty_set_term: assertion `VTE_IS_PTY(pty)' failed

remounting devpts does nothing except say about bogus parameters
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Closed by  Dave Reisner (falconindy)
Thursday, 15 August 2013, 17:05 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Additional comments about closing:  Fix your /etc/fstab
Comment by phanisvara das (phani00) - Thursday, 15 August 2013, 16:54 GMT
allan mcrae on the arch-dev-public ML today:

Hi all,

The update to glibc-2.18 removes pt_chown which is a security risk. It
is not needed on an Arch system given we have /dev/pts.

However, some people appear to have /dev/pts in their /etc/fstab file,
which generates it with the wrong permissions. This will result in
errors like "grantpt failed: Operation not permitted".

To fix this, remove that line from your fstab file. systemd will take
care of generating /dev/pts with the right permissions.