Subject: not a tty?
To: Peter Seebach <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Daniel Carosone <email@example.com.OZ.AU>
Date: 01/03/1995 14:15:17
Peter Seebach writes:
> I recently built from what was in -current about two days ago, and after
> I built and installed the kernel, every device stopped being a terminal.
> X won't start xterms, and 'tty' always* prints 'not a tty'. Various
> other things don't work. I can still run vi, so whatever it does to
> control the terminal works, but terminals can't be identified. What
> do I need to be building that I haven't rebuilt yet?
put COMPAT_43 back in your kernel.
I lost it from one of my machines after an editor accident (for some
weird reason i was using vi not emacs) and it had me stumped for a
while because I *knew* I had COMPAT_43 defined.. :-)
This is exactly the behaviour I saw.