"tmux open terminal failed: not a terminal" in terminal emulators other than mintty

Andrey Repin anrdaemon@yandex.ru
Thu Mar 26 19:04:36 GMT 2020

Greetings, Kacper Michajlow!

> I'm not exactly sure who to blame for this issue, but I figured I will ask
> you guys. Tmux fails to open in anything else than mintty it seems like. It
> works from ssh session, probably because pseudo-tty is allocated, but except
> that tmux will fail.

> There are multiple reports about that, without solutions:
> https://github.com/cmderdev/cmder/issues/453
> https://github.com/alacritty/alacritty/issues/1687
> https://github.com/zeit/hyper/issues/3608
> https://github.com/microsoft/terminal/issues/5132

> Do you think we could make it work without using mintty?

You can try another pty emulator. F.e. wintty.

> If yes, should the changes be made in the Cygwin, tmux or terminal emulator
> code?
> Any pointer would be good so I can poke others :)

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Thursday, March 26, 2020 22:02:58

Sorry for my terrible english...

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