Regarding dbclient failure

Matt Johnston matt at
Tue Aug 12 21:53:39 WST 2014

On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 07:19:45PM +0530, pratik singh wrote:
> Hi Matt,
> Thanks for your valuable suggestion.
> Unfortunately my system doesn't have "strace" utility support. I tried
> dbclient with "-y" option but again its failing again with "write
> error:broken pipe".

Hi Pratik,

It seems like ttys are broken somehow. Could you try the following:

At a prompt:
read testvar < /dev/tty
somethinghere         (then press enter)

echo $testvar

It should print "somethinghere".

How are you getting a shell on the system - Dropbear or
serial console or something else?


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