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Subject: Add support for utmps interface on HPUX 11.23
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 16:06:49 -0800
From: "Nate Yocom" <>
To: <>
HPUX 11.23 now uses yet another new utmp interface, the utmpd daemon -
which is to be accessed via the <utmps.h> header/functions. Without
support for these functions, the following error occurs when execv'ing
/bin/login from telnetd:

"No utmp entry.You must exec "login" from the lowest level "sh".
Connection closed by foreign host."

I.e. /bin/login fails because it checks with the utmpd daemon for the
utmp associated with the current session.

The attached patch adds a check for setutsent (the utmps equivalent to
setutent or setutxent), and sets HAVE_SETUTSENT if available. Based on
HAVE_SETUTSENT we then redefine the utmp management macros to use the
utmps interface rather than the older deprecated (on 11.23 at least)

Nate Yocom
Senior Software Engineer
Centrify Corporation
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Subject: SVN Commit
Test for and use setutsent, based on a patch from Nate Yocom at Centrify.
Modified to restrict the configure test to just the pty library.

Commit By: raeburn

Revision: 18161
Changed Files:
U trunk/src/appl/libpty/
U trunk/src/appl/libpty/update_utmp.c