Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 108782
mesg now complains, /usr/bin/write broken?
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 EST
Description of problem:
I've noticed this for the past few months, but only tracked it down
today. I have a fully up2date fedora test3 box.
I have "/usr/bin/mesg y" in my .bash_profile. I've had this for years,
starting at some point with the Fedora betas, when I open a terminal
window within GNOME, I get this message:
mesg: error: tty device is not owned by group `tty'
The error message is true:
$ ls -al $(tty)
crw--w---- 1 dkelson dkelson 136, 7 Nov 1 15:58 /dev/pts/7
On a RHL9 box I get:
[dkelson@mooru dkelson]$ ls -al $(tty)
crw--w---- 1 dkelson tty 136, 0 Nov 1 16:00 /dev/pts/0
Since the "write" command is SGID tty, it is likely that it is broken.
I haven't tested it though.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Hm, perhaps gnome-pty-helper is behaving differently?
Fixed in initscripts-7.42.1-1.