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Bug 15423 - rxvt does not record info into utmp
Summary: rxvt does not record info into utmp
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-02-10 03:59 UTC by Rajiv Aaron Manglani (RETIRED)
Modified: 2003-09-20 11:37 UTC (History)
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Description Rajiv Aaron Manglani (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-02-10 03:59:35 UTC
installed rxvt-2.7.8-r5 on both x86 and ppc. on both machines, rxvt cannot/does
not write to utmp. if you run 'rxvt +ut' then type 'w' or 'who', you will not
see the new login listed.

as installed on both machines (output of 'rxvt -h'):

Rxvt v2.7.8 - released: 29 NOVEMBER 2001

perhaps rxvt cannot write to /var/log/utmp? does it need to be setgid?
Comment 1 Rajiv Aaron Manglani (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-03-04 20:40:05 UTC
while emerging rxvt-2.7.9 i saw this:

The following are set in config.h

  multichar glyph languages:  yes
  pty/tty type:               GLIBC
  utmp support:               enabled
  utmp file:                  /var/run/utmp
  utmpx file:                 
  wtmp file:                  /var/log/wtmp
  wtmpx file:                 
  lastlog file:               /var/log/lastlog
  ttys/ttytab file:           
Comment 2 Nicholas Wourms 2003-03-31 14:43:36 UTC
Try the updated rxvt-2.7.10 ebuild, they fixed a bunch of utmp problems.
Comment 3 Martin Holzer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-05-22 18:29:34 UTC
rxvt-2.7.10 fixed this
Comment 4 Reporter 2003-08-16 15:56:47 UTC
doesn't work for me in 2.7.10.
Comment 5 Sergey Starosek 2003-09-20 11:37:12 UTC
Not fixed for rxvt 2.7.10, /usr/bin/rxvt should be setgid (utmP) in order to write to /var/run/utmp