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From: Arjen (arjen_at_renegade.demon.nl)
Date: Tue 03 May 2005 - 17:24:11 BST

On 3/5/05 10:55 am, "Werner Schalk" <werner_schalk_at_gmx.de> wrote:
> My system is Gentoo, and I am still using util-vserver X on
> 2.6.11-rc3-vs1.9.4. My USE flags do include "vserver" and portage overlay is
> set to /usr/local/portage (both inside the vserver). When I execute mc inside
> the vserver I also get "mc subshell.c: couldn't open master side of pty
> pty_open_master: No such file or directory"

Sounds familiar. I've tried several gentoo vserver installs, with the
portage overlay, without it (normal install) and using baselayout-vserver as
the baselayout. None of them would start flawless, you'll have to edit
around 7 or 8 initscripts (add the 'exit 0' on top of the script) or remove
them from the startupsequence using rc-update (rc-update del checkfs boot).

This might give you a clean startup but I think this is not the right thing
to do. Why, well because we could break things this way. Like you I'm
experiencing issues with tty's. I've got similar problems using screen and
ssh. Ever tried to ssh from one vserver to another vserver? Or started a
screen session inside a vserver? I think the problem has something to do
with /dev/tty*,
crw-rw---- 1 root tty 5, 0 Mar 4 14:39 /dev/tty (inside the vserver)
Compare it with /dev/tty in the host,
crw-rw-rw- 1 root tty 5, 0 May 1 22:32 /dev/tty (in the host)

It could be I'm missing something at startup which changes these settings
because of the 'exit 0''s in some of the initscripts. I stopped trying to
solve this, but since you seem to have a similar problem maybe someone has a
bright moment reading this :)


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