GNU screen won't run; "chown tty: no such file or directory"

Jeff Schenck schenck@alum.mit.edu
Sat Jun 18 06:24:00 GMT 2011


On 6/13/2011 9:03 PM, Larry Hall wrote:

>On 6/13/2011 1:28 AM, Jeff Schenck wrote:
>
>>    Hello,
>>
>>    When trying to run screen, I get the following errors:
>>    "chown tty: No such file or directory" in the status bar,
>>    followed by "Sorry, could not find a PTY".  Then it exits.
>>    I get the same error in all terminal types I've tried --
>>    rxvt-native, xterm, and mintty.  I'm running cygwin version
>>    1.7.9 on a Windows XP (64 bit machine).  Included is the
>>    output of cygcheck -svr.  I've looked through your docs,
>>    mail archives, and Google, but not found a solution.
>
> Works fine for me under the same conditions (although I'm using
> W7 and I only tried with mintty).  What does 'cygcheck screen'
> tell you?  What else Cygwin is running at the time?

'cygcheck screen' gives the following:

[jschenck@wxp][~] cygcheck screen
Found: C:\cygwin\bin\screen.exe
C:\cygwin\bin\screen.exe
  C:\cygwin\bin\cygcrypt-0.dll
    C:\cygwin\bin\cygwin1.dll 
      C:\WINDOWS\system32\ADVAPI32.DLL
        C:\WINDOWS\system32\KERNEL32.dll
          C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntdll.dll
        C:\WINDOWS\system32\RPCRT4.dll
          C:\WINDOWS\system32\Secur32.dll
  C:\cygwin\bin\cygncurses-10.dll
    C:\cygwin\bin\cyggcc_s-1.dll 

And nothing else is running:

[jschenck@wxp][~] ps
      PID    PPID    PGID     WINPID  TTY  UID    STIME COMMAND
     4788       1    4788       4788  con    0 15:24:55 /usr/bin/rxvt
     1852    4788    1852       4924    0    0 15:24:55 /usr/bin/bash
     2668    1852    2668       2740    0    0 15:26:10 /usr/bin/ps  

Thanks,
Jeff


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