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Re: xgterm out of ptys? -- FIXED!



On Fri, Jun 18, 2004 at 12:38:01PM -0400, Gordon Campbell wrote:
> 
> Thanks, T.! I recompiled the kernel with LEGACY_PTYS and all is good.
> 
> Cheers,
> ......G
> 
> On Fri, 2004-06-18 at 02:56, T. 'Nifty New Hat' Mitchell wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 11:05:41PM -0400, C. Linus Hicks wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2004-06-17 at 22:47, Gordon Campbell wrote:
> > > > I've just run across a problem that I need to fix for my department head
> > > > ASAP.
> > > > 
> > > > He's planning to use an astronimical image processing package called IRAF
> > > > that  relies upon xgterm for funtionality. The problem is that when you
....
> > There was some noise about code that expects older (BSD?) style ptys
> > by default CONFIG_LEGACY_PTYS is not set in FC2.

Most excellent news.

Do let the IRAF folks know about this.  It looks like a serious and
fun package.  I see in the release notes that there are RedHat and FC1
binaries and comments at this time.  So they need FC2 notes to use
legacy ptys for now and put this issue on the record so other users
are not blindsided.

It should be a modest amount of work to use the new style of ptys
and generate a patch.  New style ptys should work on almost any Linux
so this would be a positive change.  Recompiling kernels will get
tedious.

Good stuff.  Thanks for getting back to the group.

Regards,
Tom

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