Help : subshell.c : couldn't open master side of pty

Help : subshell.c : couldn't open master side of pty

Post by Cedric Chauss » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00


I have a RH5.2 with Gnome i recently installed.

I've noticed a stranger error message when i quit Midnight Commander
in consoles.

It reads :

subshell.c : couldn't open master side of pty
pty_open_master : Format error for exec()

It did it when I invoked MC while logged as two different users. But
it did not do it while i was logged as root.

Could this be due to the fact i have also a problem with Gnome
terminals that wont load because ptys98 ar not properly configured ?

Anyone have an idea ?

Thanks in advance

Cedric the Heretic

"The peaceable part of mankind will be continually overrun by the vile and abandoned while they neglect the means of self-
defense. The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms like laws discourage and
keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world, as well as property.  The balance of power is
the scale of peace.  The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of rms, for all would be alike; but
since some will not, others dare not lay them aside...  Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world deprived of the
use of them;... the weak will become a prey to the strong."
 -- Thomas Paine


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