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Re: CONFIG_LEGACY_PTYS is not set on PowerPC

On Mon, Aug 27, 2007 at 12:23:03PM +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> On 2007-08-27 11:54:44 +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > daenzer@debian.org wrote:
> > >> Any one knows why official PowerPC kernels are configured with
> > >> CONFIG_LEGACY_PTYS unset? This makes programs using some pty's
> > >> fail to work. See bug 430632 for instance.
> > >It might help if you asked the kernel team. :) CC added.
> > I think we call these packages "badly broken".
> > System V PTYs have been the standard for too many years to care about
> > a few broken packages.
> OK. But CONFIG_LEGACY_PTYS was defined in official Debian x86
> kernels, so that most maintainers probably could not see the
> problems, and it could take months/years to get them fixed.
> But it seems that CONFIG_LEGACY_PTYS is no longer defined in
> 2.6.22 for x86 either (it was defined in 2.6.18 for x86).

software that relies on the oldstyle BSD ptys is dead.

we didn't want to disable it late in the etch game,
but for lenny the decision is made.


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