how to use --disable-openpty to fix no shell after login

Iztok Marjanovic iztok.marjanovic at
Tue Apr 1 01:53:00 WST 2008

That is what I needed to do.  I am running dropbear in a "jail" and /dev/pts
was not being mounted correctly.  It was there but I guess it was not
working correctly.  I know almost nothing about how devpts is used by ssh so
I had not previously made the connection.

On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 8:03 AM, Mike Frysinger <vapier at> wrote:

> On Monday 31 March 2008, Iztok Marjanovic wrote:
> > I have the same problem as described by a previous post by Stefan (see
> > below).  Stefan fixed his problem by using a --disable-openpty
> > configuration parameter.  I do not know where to specify the
> > --disable-openpty.   Is this specified in a dropbear config file
> somwhere?
> why dont you just mount /dev/pts correctly ?  and make sure your kernel
> supports the newer pty stuff ?  otherwise you'll just have to deal with
> the
> fun problems of old bsd pty and static # of device nodes.
> -mike
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