Re: [dev] Adding utmpx stuff

From: Christoph Lohmann <>
Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2012 19:20:53 +0200


On Tue, 09 Oct 2012 19:20:53 +0200 "Anthony J. Bentley" <> wrote:
> "Roberto E. Vargas Caballero" writes:
> > This patch adds utmpx support in st, which means that st sessions
> > will be visible using who or, who is the correct behaviour of a terminal
> > emulator, but this means that the binary needs have setgid, which is
> > something we have to thing carefully.
> >
> > Other important about this patch is the portability of it. I have
> > used the POSIX definitions, but as far as I know, there are some BSD that
> > don't support very well this functions (specially OpenBSD).
> In case anyone is curious why utmpx is not in OpenBSD, it's in the archives:

That e‐mail has several reason to not support utmpx. The proposed patch
has the same size of an equal dbus interface that would call some kind
of logind. That’s the kind of cruft people complain about before they
start to reinvent it using Javascript or Go.


Christoph Lohmann
Received on Tue Oct 09 2012 - 19:20:53 CEST

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