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cyberjun
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:01 am    Post subject: gnome terminal not writing utmp/wtmp Reply with quote

Hi,
Since last few days I have observed that gnome-terminal doesn't update utmp/wtmp. Commands like w, finger, who show only one user logged in irrespective of the number of instances of gnome-terminal.

Quote:
user@localhost ~ $ w
14:29:06 up 23:47, 1 user, load average: 0.17, 0.15, 0.14
USER TTY LOGIN@ IDLE JCPU PCPU WHAT
user tty7 Mon14 18:16m 17:09 0.65s gnome-session


This was not the case earlier. I have check gnome-terminal profile preferences and it has the following checked:
*Run command as login shell
*Update login records when command is launched

I have a fully up to date x86 system as of today.

Any ideas? Has anybody else seen this?

--cyberjun
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reason WTMP entries are missed is that the latest x86 stable vte (x11-libs/vte-0.28.1-r200) ebuild disables gnome-pty-helper. There is no reason given why is this being done. Have searched a lot and still cannot find a reason.

Does anybody have more details on this? It is really annoying to have multiple gnome-terminals open but no entries listed in the output of 'w','who' or 'finger'. :(

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:00 pm    Post subject: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=401389 Reply with quote

I have the same problem (but with x11-terms/terminal). And yes, I find it very annoying.

I just submitted a bug report: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=401389.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:24 pm    Post subject: Fixed! Reply with quote

The bug has been fixed! I just tested it and it works! (You need to unmask the appropriate version for now, but sooner or later it will be stabilized).

Thank you, Gentoo, for this speedy fix (and for the whole “Gentoo” thingy).

Ziyad.
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