[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#505071: login tty mis-determination (see bug#332198)

Paul Szabo psz at maths.usyd.edu.au
Sun Nov 9 07:26:39 UTC 2008

Package: login
Version: 1:
Severity: normal

(I wanted to send this to  332198 at bugs.debian.org  but that was not
accepted, surely because that is closed/archived.)

I found in my logs (I think first occurrence of such mis-behaviour):

Nov  8 05:50:09 rome in.telnetd[21060]: connect from psz at bari.maths.usyd.edu.au ( 
Nov  8 05:50:12 rome login[21062]: (pam_unix) session opened for user root by (uid=0) 
Nov  8 05:50:12 rome login[21062]: can't stat(`/dev/smb/39'): errno 2  
Nov  8 05:50:12 rome login[21062]: unable to determine TTY name, got /dev/smb/39  

Surely that Samba device is wrong for a telnet session...

Hope this helps in tacking down the cause of this bug.


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

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-pk03.02-svr
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)

Versions of packages login depends on:
ii  libc6                  2.3.6.ds1-13etch7 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libpam-modules         0.79-5            Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  libpam-runtime         0.79-5            Runtime support for the PAM librar
ii  libpam0g               0.79-5            Pluggable Authentication Modules l

login recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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