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Bug 7622 - GNOME gnome-terminal does not update /var/run/utmp
Summary: GNOME gnome-terminal does not update /var/run/utmp
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elliot Lee
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-12-06 07:06 UTC by roberto
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-01-17 18:47:24 UTC

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Description roberto 1999-12-06 07:06:43 UTC
The GNOME virtual terminal program (gnome-terminal) does not update entries
in /var/run/utmp. This means that users do not appear in the 'who' and 'w'
commands. Interestingly /usr/sbin/gnome-pty-helper is guid=utmp, but this
doesn't seem to solve the problem.

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2000-01-17 18:47:59 UTC
To the best of my knowledge, login sessions go into utmp, not shell prompts.
Therefore, utmp support belongs in gdm (where it will eventually go), and not

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