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Date:      Sat, 14 May 2005 14:22:19 +0200
From:      Jens Schweikhardt <>
To:        Tai-hwa Liang <>
Cc:        Daniel Eriksson <>
Subject:   Re: PAM breakage
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On Sat, May 14, 2005 at 03:25:13PM +0800, Tai-hwa Liang wrote:
# On Sat, 14 May 2005, Daniel Eriksson wrote:
# >
# >Somewhere between 2005. and 2005. PAM (or
# >something PAM relies on) got messed up. Installing a system with the later
# >date will prevent you from logging in, both via ssh and on the console.
# >Using ssh results in the following console output:
# >
# >sshd[530]: fatal: openpty returns device for which ttyname fails.
# >sshd[530]: error: chown  0 0 failed: No such file or directory
# >sshd[530]: error: chmod  0666 failed: No such file or directory
#   Does backing out ttyname related changes work for you?

FWIW, the console message from syslog reads (from memory)

...root: 5 login failures on tty??...

eg two question marks instead of the correct name like "ttyv0".
Maybe that gives a clue what's wrong with the tty changes.


Jens Schweikhardt
SIGSIG -- signature too long (core dumped)

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