[Konsole-devel] [Bug 75575] New: konsole_grantpty cannot chown /dev/pts*
madonom at netscape.net
Thu Feb 19 02:40:53 UTC 2004
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Summary: konsole_grantpty cannot chown /dev/pts*
Platform: Compiled Sources
AssignedTo: konsole-devel kde org
ReportedBy: madonom netscape net
Version: (using KDE KDE 3.1.5)
Installed from: Compiled From Sources
kernel 2.6.2. Compiled arts, kdelibs, kdebase (all for kde 3.1.5). Opening konsole gives following:
konsole: cannot chown /dev/pts/0.
Reason: Operation not permitted
konsole_grantpty: determined a strange device name `/dev/ptmx'.
konsole: chownpty failed for device /dev/pts/0::/dev/pts/0.
: This means the session can be eavesdroped.
: Make sure konsole_grantpty is installed in
: /usr/local/kde315backup/bin/ and setuid root.
It appears whenever I open a konsole window; that is, it can be /dev/pts/anythig. konsole_grantpty is installed and is setuid root. This problem does not appear with kernel 2.4.22. I have compiled against kernel 2.4.22 and against 2.6.2; the problem appears *only* when running with kernel 2.6.2 (even for when compiled against 2.6.2).
what is the owner supposed to be after chown? The owner is the user who opened konsole. Is this supposed to get changed to someone else? As root, I can chown /dev/pts* to any user I please so I don't understand why I get the 'operation not permitted'.
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