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RE: /dev/console : permission denied

Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 25, 2005 at 02:24:53PM -0000, Dave Korn wrote:
>> Christopher McIntosh wrote:
>>> Consequently, I am back to the issue which I was first
>>> reporting/investigating: Why does init report open(/dev/console) :
>>> permission denied.
>> strace might be able to tell you that.
>>> SUMMARY: 1.  'cygcheck -s -v -r' causes an error when executed within a
>>> Cygwin shell (bash, sh, etc.); but is successful when executed within a
>>> CMD shell.
>> Did you try removing 'tty' from $CYGWIN yet?
> I don't know about the cygcheck error but the /dev/console problem
> sounds like cygwin working as designed.  From the description, it
> sounds like expected behavior to me.  Something is trying open
> "/dev/console" when there is no console and is getting an error.
> Well, duh.
> cgf

  Oh, you can't open it when there's not one bound?  Fair enough.  

  Must be syslogd then.  Chris M, did you run the syslogd-config script or
install it manually?

Service             : syslogd
Display name        : CYGWIN syslogd
Current State       : Running
Controls Accepted   : Stop
Command             : /usr/sbin/syslogd -D
stdin path          : /dev/null
stdout path         : /var/log/syslogd.log
stderr path         : /var/log/syslogd.log
Process Type        : Own Process
Startup             : Automatic
Account             : LocalSystem

  Hmm, looks right though.  (Interestingly enough both the config script and
the cygwin-specific readme refer to an apparantly-bogus "-a" flag.  I'm on
1.3.2-29.)  Perhaps it's one of the destinations in syslog.conf that is the
source of the problem then.  What's your syslog.conf look like?

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