Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54751
util-linux-2.11f-11.7.1 broke normal user
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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Description of problem:
After upgrading to util-linux-2.11f-11.7.1 (and glibc-2.2.4-19) every
normal user login which is not a xterm or similar is ending up in an error
Warning: no access to tty (Inappropriate ioctl for device).
Thus no job control in this shell.
and then there is no tty allocated (question marks when issuing ps where
usually there is pts/nn) and the shell is not working.
This occurs ALWAYS when connecting to a text console or telneting into the
machine. It seems something is badly broken during pts device
allocation/opening. Downgrading to util-linux-2.10s-13.7 solves the issue.
I upgraded/downgraded util-linux 3 times with a perfect reproducibility of
the bug. The system is a Dell Precision 420 with RH7.1 + all updates
LATEST NEWS: the bug is confirmed on a Dell Latitude C800 (the machine I am
writing on) with still the old glibc-2.2.2-10 (that is only util-linux
updated among the last bunch of updates). The problem disappear again
downgrading back util-linux
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.connect to a console as a normal user (ctrl+alt+f1...6) or telnet into
3.look at the result....
Actual Results: the pts device does not seem to be properly allocated and
the shell does not work as advertised by the error message
Expected Results: normal login
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 54741 ***