Job control is off in the subshell

Bug #1199462 reported by DmitryKX on 2013-07-09
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xterm (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Vanilla Lubuntu 13.04. Steps to reproduce:

1) run LXTerminal
2) in the opened terminal run "xterm -e su nobody -c su -", enter password

Result: in the opened xterm you will see "Job control is off". It is possible to terminate this buggy xterm with just Ctrl+C.

This worked fine in 12.10.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: xterm 278-1ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-19.29-generic 3.8.8
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-19-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu8
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Jul 9 20:30:04 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-06-19 (20 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release i386 (20130423.1)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: xterm
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

DmitryKX (alex-custov) wrote :

On Tue, Jul 09, 2013 at 05:35:59PM -0000, DmitryKX wrote:
> Public bug reported:
>
> Vanilla Lubuntu 13.04. Steps to reproduce:
>
> 1) run LXTerminal
> 2) in the opened terminal run "xterm -e su nobody -c su -", enter password
>
> Result: in the opened xterm you will see "Job control is off". It is
> possible to terminate this buggy xterm with just Ctrl+C.

This is probably a duplicate of #1199547

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B Bobo (yout-bobo123) wrote :

> This is probably a duplicate of #1199547

Are you sure? This one came before #1199547.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in xterm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Thomas Dickey (dickey-his) wrote :

For the special case mentioned (no controlling terminal), this is not specific to xterm,
and is unlikely to be a bug in the terminal emulator.

I just verified that I can see identical results with xterm, urxvt, pterm, konsole and lxterminal.
(perhaps vte-based stuff differs, but it's not worth considering due to lack of command-line compatibility)

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