System has no more ptys; GCC-3.3.1, Pass 2
user at example.net
Tue Nov 25 14:01:12 PST 2003
Erik Postma wrote:
> 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
> 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?
Yes. I expect that the problem is permissions related, though. This is
the first time I've bumped into this problem. I probably need to do
more googling. :)
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