The system has no more ptys

Schafer Frank Frank.Schafer at
Mon Dec 27 00:30:40 PST 2004

I got the same mesage some time ago. The /dev/ptmx (the pty multiplexer)
was missing.

Hope this helps

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Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2004 4:34 AM
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Subject: Re: The system has no more ptys

joe wrote:

>hi all,
>I'm now building LFS 6 through ch 6.13.
>When I come to " expect -c "spawn ls" ",
>the message is "The system has no more ptys."
>How do I get more ptys ? (I'm root)
you make sure the devpts filesystem is mounted to /dev/pts in the chroot

environment - this is done at the beginning of chap 6.

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