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Re: NetBSD 6 upgrade removes pty files, causing issues with inferior processes in emacs

On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 10:23:42AM +0100, Peter Bex wrote:
> So my question is why was this removed, and what's the "correct" way
> to get programs like Emacs working properly again?  For now I just
> ran "/dev/MAKEDEV opty" to restore these files.  A fresh NetBSD
> installation probably also doesn't have these files.

But it has ptyfs mounted on /dev/pts - do you have that?

The ptyfsoldnodes check tests this first and only removes old pty legacy
nodes if ptyfs is active in /etc/fstab, so you should have it.

If you have not, something is wrong (like non modular kernel w/o filesystem
ptyfs support) - and we should probably at least document this.

If you have ptyfs mounted, something is wrong with emacs and we need to
look there closer.


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