[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#454584: shadow - securetty update

Nicolas François nicolas.francois at centraliens.net
Thu Dec 6 22:24:01 UTC 2007

Hello Bastian,

On Thu, Dec 06, 2007 at 12:59:42PM +0100, waldi at debian.org wrote:
> The attached updates the linux securetty to match more reality.
> - Remove devfs names. Nothing supports them any longer.
> - Add the second standard serial port, it is included in the inittab.
> - Properly document hvc and xvc. hvc is the hypervisor virtual console,
>   xvc the oldstyle xen console.

I will apply the last two points to the upstream securetty.

For the first point, I don't think it can be applied upstream (shadow
could be run on a old kernel).

What I don't know is whether it would be really unrealistic to run a
Debian system with a system supporting devfs.

The only kernel requirement I know is from the glibc, but I think the libc
still allows a 2.6.12 Linux kernel, which supports devfs.
(Is this right?)

If this is the case, I would prefer to just keep the deprecated tty, but
adding a note.

Are there other reason which would make devfs support impossible when the
login package is installed?

Best Regards,

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