Bug#217798: marked as done (gnome-terminal: Fails to spawn sheel under Linux 2.6)

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Package: gnome-terminal
Version: 2.4.1-2
Severity: normal

*** Please type your report below this line ***

Under 2.6.0-test9, gnome-terminal opens a window but never spawns a 
shell. Under 2.4.20, it works fine. Past discussion on linux-kernel 
suggests that this may be down to it making assumptions about whether 
children or parent processes run first after fork(), and that scheduler 
changes in 2.6 break this assumption.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux asparagine 2.6.0-test9 #4 Mon Oct 27 09:47:17 GMT 2003 i686
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8

Versions of packages gnome-terminal depends on:
ii  gnome-control-center      1:2.4.0-1      The GNOME Control Center for GNOME
ii  libart-2.0-2              2.3.16-1       Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libatk1.0-0               1.4.1-1        The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libaudiofile0             0.2.3-4        The Audiofile Library
ii  libbonobo2-0              2.4.1-2        Bonobo CORBA interfaces library
ii  libbonoboui2-0            2.4.0-1        The Bonobo UI library
ii  libc6                     2.3.2.ds1-5    GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libesd-alsa0 [libesd0]    0.2.29-1       Enlightened Sound Daemon (ALSA) - 
ii  libfontconfig1            2.2.1-8        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6              2.1.5-2        FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgconf2-4           GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libgcrypt1                1.1.12-4       LGPL Crypto library - runtime libr
ii  libglade2-0               2.0.1-6        Library to load .glade files at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0              2.2.3-1        The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnome2-0               2.4.0-2        The GNOME 2 library - runtime file
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0         2.4.0-1        A powerful object-oriented display
ii  libgnomeui-0          The GNOME 2 libraries (User Interf
ii  libgnomevfs2-0            2.4.1-2        The GNOME virtual file-system libr
ii  libgnomevfs2-common       2.4.1-2        The GNOME virtual file-system libr
ii  libgnutls7                0.8.9-2        GNU TLS library - runtime library
ii  libgtk2.0-0               2.2.4-1        The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libjpeg62                 6b-9           The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libncurses5               5.3.20030719-2 Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  liborbit2                 1:2.8.1-4      Libraries for ORBit2 - a CORBA ORB
ii  libpango1.0-0             1.2.5-1.1      Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpopt0                  1.7-2          lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  libstartup-notification0  0.5-4          library for program launch feedbac
ii  libtasn1-0                0.1.2-1        Manage ASN.1 structures (runtime)
ii  libvte4                   1:0.11.10-1    Terminal emulator widget for GTK+ 
ii  libxft2                   2.1.2-4        FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxml2                   2.5.11-2       GNOME XML library
ii  libxrender1               0.8.3-2        X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  scrollkeeper              0.3.12-3       A free electronic cataloging syste
ii  xlibs                     4.3.0-0pre1v3  X Window System client libraries
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.1.4-16     compression library - runtime

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 This is a followup for debian bug <http://bugs.debian.org/217798>.

On dim, nov 09, 2003, Christian Marillat wrote:
> > If I unmount /dev/pts, gnome-terminal runs but never launches a shell=
> > It provides no diagnostic output. If I mount /dev/pts and run=20
> > gnome-terminal, everything works fine. This is using 2.6.0-test9.
> Again it is possible to have a strace log file as requested in my last
> e-mail ? If not I'll close this bug.

 I'm closing this bug, as everything works fine with current kernels and
 we don't have further debugging information.


Lo=EFc Minier <lool at dooz.org>
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