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[debbugs-tracker] bug#20686: closed ("No access to tty" in Emacs shell)

From: GNU bug Tracking System
Subject: [debbugs-tracker] bug#20686: closed ("No access to tty" in Emacs shell)
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 23:49:04 +0000

Your message dated Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:48:10 -0700
with message-id <address@hidden>
and subject line Re: Emacs 24.2 vs 24.4 on Solaris: M-x shell and "tty => not a 
has caused the debbugs.gnu.org bug report #20555,
regarding "No access to tty" in Emacs shell
to be marked as done.

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20555: http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=20555
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--- Begin Message --- Subject: "No access to tty" in Emacs shell Date: Thu, 28 May 2015 19:41:50 +0000
Error message in *shell* buffer on entering shell mode:
"Warning: no access to tty; thus no job control in this shell..."

Note: The affected system does not have an internet connection,
but I can sneaker-net files across.

John Warren

Output of report-emacs-bug follows:

From: address@hidden
To: address@hidden
Subject: 24.4; No access to tty in Emacs shell
--text follows this line--

In GNU Emacs 24.4.1 (sparc-sun-solaris2.10, X toolkit, Xaw scroll bars)
 of 2015-05-27 on lanai
Windowing system distributor `Sun Microsystems, Inc.', version 11.0.6620
Configured using:
 `configure --with-gif=no --prefix=/home/john/local'

Important settings:
  value of $LANG: C
  locale-coding-system: nil

Major mode: Shell

Minor modes in effect:
  shell-dirtrack-mode: t
  tooltip-mode: t
  electric-indent-mode: t
  mouse-wheel-mode: t
  tool-bar-mode: t
  menu-bar-mode: t
  file-name-shadow-mode: t
  global-font-lock-mode: t
  font-lock-mode: t
  blink-cursor-mode: t
  auto-composition-mode: t
  auto-encryption-mode: t
  auto-compression-mode: t
  line-number-mode: t
  transient-mark-mode: t

Recent input:
<escape> x s h e l l <return> <escape> x r e p o r
t - e m a c s - b u g <return>

Recent messages:
For information about GNU Emacs and the GNU system, type C-h C-a.

Load-path shadows:
None found.

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Memory information:
((conses 8 76071 5644)
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--- End Message ---
--- Begin Message --- Subject: Re: Emacs 24.2 vs 24.4 on Solaris: M-x shell and "tty => not a tty" Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:48:10 -0700 User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/31.7.0 Akira Shirai, thanks for the info about grantpt and its internal setuid program; that made the problem obvious. I installed the attached patch into the Emacs master sources and am (perhaps optimistically) marking this bug as done.

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