Error on Reliant Unix: no controlling terminal

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Mon May 26 19:47:42 EST 2003

Stephan Hendl wrote:
> just I tried to upgrade openssh from 3.5p1 to 3.6.1p2 on Reliant Unix 5.45 and run into this error:
> root at soltest: tail /var/adm/log/messages
> ....
> May 23 15:45:28 soltest unix: sshd[4013]: Accepted password for root from port 2624 ssh2
> May 23 15:45:28 soltest unix: sshd[4101]: error: setsid: Not owner
> May 23 15:45:28 soltest unix: sshd[4101]: error: open /dev/tty failed - could not set controlling tty: No such device or address

Try adding "#define STREAMS_PUSH_ACQUIRES_CTTY 1" to config.h and

Is Reliant a Sys-V derivative?  We might need to to add it to the list of
broken pty implementations.  See [1] for the gory details.


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