Subject: not a tty?
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Daniel Carosone <>
List: current-users
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.