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Re: 'screen' error: "Must be connected to a terminal"

on Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 12:50:04PM -0800, Karsten M. Self (kmself@ix.netcom.com) wrote:
> See subject.
> When I invoke screen as an unpriviledged (ordinary) user, I get the
> following error:
>     [karsten@navel:karsten]$ screen
>     Must be connected to a terminal.
> I *can* invoke screen as a root user.  I note that the binary is
> installed SGID utmp:
>     [karsten@navel:karsten]$ ll $( which screen )
>     -rwxr-sr-x   1 root   utmp     235164 Sep 12 21:18 /usr/bin/screen
> Anyone else seeing this, or have a fix?

I'm told (off-list) that screen and libc6 updates fix this problem,
however both appear to be at latest versions.  I'm also asked if I'm
'su'ing to the user in question.  The answer is no, I'm trying to run
screen in an rxvt.

I'd strongly encourage *on* list responses to list issues, in part so I
don't have to talk to myself any more than absolutely necessary for
essential communication.

    Package: screen
    Status: install ok installed
    Priority: optional
    Section: misc
    Installed-Size: 544
    Maintainer: Juan Cespedes <cespedes@debian.org>
    Version: 3.9.10-0.1
    Depends: libc6 (>= 2.2.3-7), libncurses5 (>= 5.2.20010310-1),
	libpam0g (>= 0.72-1), base-passwd (>=
    Conflicts: suidmanager (<< 0.52)
     /etc/screenrc 60fd7ae24ba9941f2f429d5f9c3523d6
     /etc/pam.d/screen 9da98a8a965bc25d212d5de700bd3dc3

    Package: libc6
    Status: install ok installed
    Priority: required
    Section: base
    Installed-Size: 12636
    Maintainer: Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
    Source: glibc
    Version: 2.2.4-4
    Replaces: ldso (<= 1.9.11-9), timezone, timezones, gconv-modules,
	libtricks, libc6-bin, netkit-rpc, netbase (<< 4.0)
    Provides: glibc-2.2.4-4
    Suggests: locales, glibc-doc
    Conflicts: strace (<< 4.0-0), libnss-db (<< 2.2-3), timezone,
	timezones, gconv-modules, libtricks, libc6-doc, libc5 (<<
	5.4.33-7), libpthread0 (<< 0.7-10), libc6-bin, libwcsmbs, apt
	(<< 0.3.0), libglib1.2 (<< 1.2.1-2), libc6-i586, libc6-i686,
	libc6-v9, netkit-rpc
     /etc/default/devpts fc857c5ac5fb84d80720ed4d1c624f6e


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