[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#544523: login: securetty update for GNU/kFreeBSD

Aurelien Jarno aurel32 at debian.org
Tue Sep 1 12:32:54 UTC 2009

On Tue, Sep 01, 2009 at 12:54:20PM +0200, Nicolas François wrote:
> Hi Aurélien,

> On Tue, Sep 01, 2009 at 10:44:10AM +0200, aurel32 at debian.org wrote:
> > 
> > On GNU/kFreeBSD the serial devices have change from /dev/cuuaX to 
> > /dev/ttydX in kernel 6.0. As this is the minimum kernel currently 
> > supported in Debian, all installations now use /dev/ttydX.
> > 
> > Could you please update /etc/securetty accordingly? You will find
> > a patch below for that. Thanks in advance.
> If cuaa0 is used in the Lenny kernel, do you think I should support both
> cuaa0 and ttyd0, and remove cuaa0 in Squeeze+1?
> This could be easier for users with a partial upgrade or user simply
> willing to use an old kernel (I do not know the kernel requirement there
> will be in Squeeze).

We didn't have a formal release of GNU/kFreeBSD for Lenny, only a
snapshot of unstable. Anyway the Etch snapshot was already using a
kernel 6.0 by default, so there is no point to wait before removing the
old cuaa0.

It's just that no-one remarked the problem (or maybe fixed it locally)
until now. As we have more users now, we also have more problems

Aurelien Jarno	                        GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73
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