System has no more ptys; GCC-3.3.1, Pass 2

Erik Postma epostma at nl.tue.win
Tue Nov 25 01:03:17 PST 2003


On Sun, 23 Nov 2003 22:25:17 -0600, "Rob D." <user at example.net> wrote:
> I'm currently working through the LFS-5.0 book using an LFS-4.0 system 
> as the host.  I'm working on GCC-3.3.1, pass 2.  I got the error message
> it lists in the book, "The system has no more ptys.  Ask your system 
> administrator to create more."  The book suggests that my host 
> distribution isn't properly set up for PTY operation, and I'm not 
> suprised of this because it was one of the things I didn't really 
> understand when I did the LFS-4.0 book.
> 
> Specifically, the error message I get for executing
> /expect -c "spawn ls/ is "The system has no more ptys.  Ask your system 
> administrator to create more."  If I execute this as root, it works just
> fine, though.  I've done some googling, but couldn't find any definitive
> solutions to the problem.  The book suggests looking through the wiki, 
> but I didn't find any answers there, either.
> 
> I've got devpts mounted on /dev/pts and the kernel has devpts compiled 
> in.  Can anyone offer any insights into the problem?  Any help at all 
> would be appreciated.
> 
> All apologies if this isn't the correct newsgroup to post this problem
> to.
> 

Just a shot in the dark: my /dev/pts directory has these permissions:

ls -ld /dev/pts
drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root            0 Nov 25 10:53 /dev/pts


Does yours have the same?
-- 
Erik Postma (Email: reverse the order of nl, tue and win.)



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