Bug 118893 - 'Who' and 'w' outputs wrong logged in users
'Who' and 'w' outputs wrong logged in users
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: sh-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2004-03-22 10:57 EST by Brigasta
Modified: 2007-04-18 13:04 EDT (History)
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Description Brigasta 2004-03-22 10:57:37 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)

Description of problem:
I log in from tty1,tty2,tty3 and a remote telnet terminal and I 
exec 'WHO' or 'W' command:

it displays:

tty1  ....
tty2  ....
tty3  ....
pts/0 ....

Then I log in from another remote telnet terminal and I re-exec 'WHO' 
or 'W' command:

it displays:

pts/1 ....
tty2  ....
tty3  ....
pts/0 ....

tty1 is still logged in but who command doesn't show it! Moreover 
pts/1 has taken its place! When I log out pts/1, tty1 will no more be 
shown again!

I suppose bug depends on 'login' and '/var/run/utmp' file.

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Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2004-03-22 12:38:46 EST
Does this happen for you with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, say, or Fedora
Core 1?  7.2 is quite an old release and many bugs have been fixed
since then.
Comment 2 Brigasta 2004-03-23 03:44:48 EST
It happens on RH Linux 7.2 and 7.3 but not in 9.0. I know it's a 
previous version but I'd like to solve the problem without upgrading.

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