Problems with whowatch on AMD64
stanb at panix.com
Sun Sep 10 14:58:06 PDT 2006
On Sun, Sep 10, 2006 at 05:28:55PM -0400, Wesley Shields wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 10, 2006 at 01:52:53PM -0400, stan wrote:
> > On Sun, Sep 10, 2006 at 12:08:05PM -0400, Wesley Shields wrote:
> > > On Sun, Sep 10, 2006 at 08:51:57AM -0400, stan wrote:
> > > > whowatch does not seem to work properly on my 6.1 CURRENT
> > > > amd64 systems. Is this a known problem? Is there a workaround?
> > >
> > > I just built and installed it on 6.1-RELEASE-p5 and it appears to run
> > > fine at first glance. Can you give more information into the exact
> > > problem you are seeing?
> > >
> > When I start it, I get lines that look like this:
> > can't access stan ttyp1 r9sbal
> > For all users.
> > Presing "t" gives me this:
> > 3 users: (0 local, 0 telnet, 0 ssh, 3 other) load: 0.00, 0.00,
> > 0.001 processes
> > 1 ? - -
> I get the same thing on AMD64 but not i386.
> Unfortunately I don't know anything about whowatch or how it works.
> Have you tried contacting the author regarding this problem? At the
> very least I would send a PR with a patch to mark it as broken on AMD64.
I have not been able to come up with a working email address for
the original author, and it doesn't look like it has been worked
on in a long time. It's broken on AMD64 Linux alos (Ubuntu).
If I find the time, I might look at this. I suspect the problem
is fairly simple, and I have come to depend on thsi tool. Since
the FreeBSD maintainer is listed as parts at freebsd, I was hoping
someone might be working on this already.
Thanks for reproducing the problem.
Unix is very simple, but it takes a genius to understand the simplicity.
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