Pseudo TTy's deprecated

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Sat Nov 24 05:53:53 PST 2007

TheOldFellow wrote:

> Having just built a new LFS/Xorg using mostly book methods, I came to
> configure the kernel ( and running oldconfig suggested that
> the BSD-style Ptys were deprecated - I seem to remember this has been
> the case for some while.  However, I don't know of an X-terminal
> emulator that doesn't need ptys, and they are used for other purposes.

BSD-style ptys are things like /dev/ptyp8. They are indeed deprecated, and 
/dev/pts/* should be used instead (and the openpty() function from glibc, that 
xterm calls, does the right thing with /dev/pts).

Alexander E. Patrakov

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