Bug#330907: gnome-pty-helper foo

Paul Szabo psz at maths.usyd.edu.au
Tue Dec 30 07:58:50 UTC 2008

On 12 Oct 2005 (a long time ago!) I wrote:

> I have not yet found any uses for utmp/wtmp ...

I found a (wrongful) use for it recently, /bin/login relies on ut_line
and chowns that to the user, see


That is "not this bug", as this allows us to fake ut_host only...


Paul Szabo   psz at maths.usyd.edu.au   http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/u/psz/
School of Mathematics and Statistics   University of Sydney    Australia

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