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Bug 452361 - gnome terminal "There was an error creating the child process for this terminal"
Summary: gnome terminal "There was an error creating the child process for this terminal"
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-terminal
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Behdad Esfahbod
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-21 12:29 UTC by Richard W.M. Jones
Modified: 2008-06-21 20:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-06-21 20:40:48 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
strace -f -s 1500 from gnome-terminal (deleted)
2008-06-21 12:30 UTC, Richard W.M. Jones
no flags Details

Description Richard W.M. Jones 2008-06-21 12:29:07 UTC
Since recently upgrading something in Rawhide, gnome-terminal
doesn't start up.  I see the error message "There was an error
creating the child process for this terminal".


I don't know if this is related, but xterm doesn't start up
either.  It says:
xterm: Error 32, errno 2: No such file or directory
Reason: get_pty: Not enough ptys

I have set SELinux to Permissive, so it's probably not an SELinux

Comment 1 Richard W.M. Jones 2008-06-21 12:30:30 UTC
Created attachment 309966 [details]
strace -f -s 1500 from gnome-terminal

This is an strace of gnome-terminal starting up, failing, then
closing down.  It appears to be a pty problem as far as I can see.

Comment 2 Yanko Kaneti 2008-06-21 13:46:45 UTC
initscripts-8.77-1  busted
fixed in initscripts-8.78-1 in koji

Comment 3 Richard W.M. Jones 2008-06-21 20:40:48 UTC
Yes, the new initscripts fixes this.

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