expect 5.44 error on FreeBSD 5.4

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2008-12-24
2013-05-02
  • Hi!

    I'm trying to run expect 5.44 with Tcl8.5 on FreeBSD 5.4.

    I've got the following error:

    root@host1# uname -a
    FreeBSD services.ccl.ru 5.4-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE #0: Sun May  8 10:21:06 UTC 2005     root@harlow.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386
    root@host1# /var/tmp/tcl8.5/bin/tclsh8.5
    % info patchlevel
    8.5.5
    % package require Expect
    5.44.1.11
    % spawn telnet
    spawn telnet
    open(slave pty): open(/dev/#C:5:0x2,rw) = -1 (no such file or directory)
    parent: sync byte write: broken pipe

    expect 5.43.0 with Tcl 8.4 on FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE host above works fine.

    I have FreeBSD 6.3-RELEASE on other host. There's no such problem there.

    Is there another solution for me to run expect with Tcl 8.5 except for OS upgrade?

    Thanks!