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Re: rxvt/aterm not displaying symbols typed with Mode_Switch

On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 04:36:14PM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:

I don't know about the actual problem, but this:

> I was trying to produce an strace diff between the two, but I cannot
> because (and this may be significant) while I can run `strace aterm`
> on the system where it *does not* work, if I try to strace on the
> system that accepts the special characters on the aterm/rxvt
> console, I get:
>   execve("/usr/bin/aterm", ["aterm"], [/* 78 vars */]) = 0
>   trace: ptrace(PTRACE_SYSCALL, ...): Operation not permitted
> However, e.g. `strace ls` works just fine, and so does `strace
> xedit`.

... is innocuous, and is because aterm is setgid utmp, like most (all?)
terminal emulators. See the "SETUID INSTALLATION" section of strace(1)
for how to trace set-id executables.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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