Subject: xterm question
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/18/2004 10:37:09
Due to a disk crash I had to reinstall -current from scratch. There is
just one lingering problem with permissions before I'm back to normal.
When I use startx as an ordinary user most everything works except
xterm and gnome-terminal.
The problem with xterm is this:
595 xterm NAMI "/dev/ptyp0"
595 xterm RET open 5
595 xterm CALL getuid
595 xterm RET getuid 1000/0x3e8, 1000/0x3e8
595 xterm CALL chown(0x482e1490,0x3e8,4)
595 xterm NAMI "/dev/ttyp0"
595 xterm RET chown -1 errno 1 Operation not permitted
xterm tries to chown ttyp0 to my UID (1000) and fails. If I make
xterm SUID (like FreeBSD) then it works. But xterm wasn't SUID
before the disk crash and I don't think it should be necessary.
Am I missing something obvious?
Thanks for any ideas.