Programs run over ssh aren't getting real ttys.

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Tue Nov 6 03:39:28 EST 2007

On Nov 4, 2007 10:02 PM, James Supancic <arrummzen at> wrote:
> This embedded system is almost like a normal system (The only real
> difference is that it has no hard disk, and / is mounted on
> /dev/ram0). I'm using the same kernel as I use on several other
> systems as well as the same build of openssh.
> About /dev, it contains everything that the working systems do (I
> created it with cp -a /dev/* ./initird_mnt/dev/).... all the other
> systems use udev (rather than static nodes), is udev needed for pty
> support? Is there anyway to get openssh to use pttys when udev is not
> in use?

Did you mount /dev/pts ?

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