LFS6.5 - 6.12 Binutils - No ptys

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop73 at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 22 06:12:03 PST 2010

On 22 February 2010 12:28, David Shaw <dj.shaw at btconnect.com> wrote:
> Another stumbling block, I'm afraid.
> As the title says, when I issue the command
>       expect -c "spawn ls"
> I get the error saying that there are no more ptys.  I have tried
> looking in the LFS hints, the Ubuntu forum and wiki and googling and
> while I now know more about ptys than any sane person could possible
> want to, I am no nearer working out how to get my system to produce more
> of them.
> As I understand it, Ubuntu uses /dev/ptmx as a Unix 98 'master clone'
> and from this, creates the slave devices in /dev/pts/* - and this does,
> indeed, happen automatically on the host system.  Clearly, in the chmod
> LFS system, whatever does this in Ubuntu is missing at this point.
> So, what do I do?  Can I manually create /dev/pts/pty* nodes?  Or do I
> create BSD style /dev/pty* dev/tty* pairs?  Or what?  I am at a total
> loss here.
> Many thanks,
> David Shaw
> --
 Did you miss some, or all, of section 6.2 "Preparing Virtual Kernel
File Systems" ?  If you shutdown during chapters 6-8, and then resume,
you'll need to rerun at least 6.2.2 and 6.2.3.

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