Bug#376688: [Debconf-devel] Bug#376688: debconf: unable to initialize frontend: Readline

Richard Kettlewell rjk at greenend.org.uk
Wed Jul 5 09:37:57 UTC 2006

Joey Hess writes:
> Richard Kettlewell wrote:

>> debconf: (This frontend requires a controlling tty.)
> Doe some reason you don't have a /dev/tty, or it could not be opened.

Nothing else seems to have any trouble; opening, reading and writing
/dev/tty in the same kind of session work fine, for instance.

Perhaps debconf could give the errno string it got when it failed to
open /dev/tty.


More information about the Debconf-devel mailing list