[arch-dev-public] Warning: remove /dev/pts from /etc/fstab - glibc-2.18 update

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu Aug 15 08:06:07 EDT 2013

Hi all,

The update to glibc-2.18 removes pt_chown which is a security risk.  It
is not needed on an Arch system given we have /dev/pts.

However, some people appear to have /dev/pts in their /etc/fstab file,
which generates it with the wrong permissions.  This will result in
errors like "grantpt failed: Operation not permitted".

To fix this, remove that line from your fstab file.  systemd will take
care of generating /dev/pts with the right permissions.


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