Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 118893
'Who' and 'w' outputs wrong logged in users
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:04:30 EDT
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Description of problem:
I log in from tty1,tty2,tty3 and a remote telnet terminal and I
exec 'WHO' or 'W' command:
Then I log in from another remote telnet terminal and I re-exec 'WHO'
or 'W' command:
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
I suppose bug depends on 'login' and '/var/run/utmp' file.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
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
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.