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Re: [Axiom-mail] Compiling Axiom

From: root
Subject: Re: [Axiom-mail] Compiling Axiom
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2004 09:42:13 -0400


>> I compiled axiom at work using Red Hat Fedora Core 2 without any problems.
>> Axiom does not run when I type "axiom". It returns "Could not find a 
>> free pty" instead.
>I have experienced this same problem a few days ago while installing
>Axiom on a fresh Mandrake 10 system. I am not very familiar with the
>Mandrake or Redhat distros, but I know they have been fairly similar
>in the past. Perhaps this fix will work for you. You probably have
>restrictive permissions for the pty devices under /dev/pty. Try giving
>yourself read/write access (the error is coming from clef, the Axiom
>rewrite of GNU Readline, which explains why you do not see the same
>problem when executing AXIOMsys).

Good tip. I'll add that to the README file.
Clef should also output an error message that suggests
workarounds and fixes if it fails.


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