Re: Rxvt and resources
Carlos Alberto Carvalho writes ("Re: Rxvt and resources"):
>Andrew Howell (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote on 8 March 1996 13:30:
>>> I already said that rxvt should not be suid root, but the maintainer
>>> claims it should be like xterm. I agree it should be like xterm, ie.
>>> both should not be suid root. This is a bug in X11, and I think debian
>>> should correct it.
They need to be root to make the pty be owned by the right person.
The whole pty/tty thing is a mess and needs serious work.