strace port nonfunctional

Peter Jeffery peterj at
Mon Sep 20 04:57:35 PDT 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alex Kiesel" <alex.kiesel at>
To: "Peter Jeffery" <peterj at>
Cc: <ports at>
Sent: Saturday, September 18, 2004 9:33 AM
Subject: Re: strace port nonfunctional

> On Thu, 2004-09-16 at 18:57 +0100, Peter Jeffery wrote:
>> running a stable world (5.3 beta) as of this morning with the latest port 
>> of
>> strace I get this behaviour:
>> -bash-2.05b$ strace ls
>> strace: open("/proc/...", ...): No such file or directory
>> trouble opening proc file
> strace needs a mounted /proc. Just do
> # mount -t procfs procfs /proc
> and it should work.

Thank you. I eventually found this piece of info hiding away in a dark 

Does anybody know if strace is being ported to use ptrace instead of procfs 
or shall I have a look at doing it ? 

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