Fails with "reset: unknown terminal type unknown"

Bug #1134972 reported by Andrew Starr-Bochicchio on 2013-02-28
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This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
arkose (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

On raring, I am unable to use arkose.

andrew@andrew-laptop:~$ sudo arkose -h
reset: unknown terminal type unknown
Terminal type? xterm
su: System error
andrew@andrew-laptop:~$ echo $TERM
xterm

Though it does seem like a container is created:

andrew@andrew-laptop:~$ ls ~/.arkose/tmp1puu1c/
config root.img workdir

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: arkose 1.6-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-7.16-generic 3.8.0
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-7-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.8-0ubuntu4
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Feb 27 18:52:10 2013
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: arkose
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to raring on 2013-01-26 (32 days ago)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in arkose (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Arkadiusz Bulski (arek-bulski) wrote :

There is a workaround for Ubuntu 13.04 explained by Stephane Graber here.
http://<email address hidden>/msg05042.html

I changed /usr/bin/arkose to use "sudo -u %s .." as suggested. When I run arkose,
I still receive that error message to input terminal, then I press Ctrl+D and voila,
it works.

Running arkose more than few times renders it unusable till a reboot, as foreseen.

Changed in arkose (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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