[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#768657: Bug#768657: sysvinit: Please provide xen virtual console in inittab

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Mon Nov 10 07:19:53 UTC 2014

Control: reassign -1 debian-installer

On Sat, Nov 08, 2014 at 08:58:46PM -0500, Gedalya wrote:
> Package: sysvinit-core
> Version: 2.88dsf-57

> debian-installer has a script[1] to add a line like
> 'co:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty hvc0 9600 linux' to inittab at the end of the
> installation, when running under xen.
> This no longer works because sysvinit-core is not installed by default. It
> seems this should be perhaps moved to the sysvinit-core package, in a way
> similar to bug #745260
> Currently this line must be manually added by the user to get console
> access.

It's not for the sysvinit-core package to fix up the installer's handling of
consoles, when sysvinit-core is not installed.  Reassigning this to the
debian-installer package.

> [1] http://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/d-i/finish-install.git/tree/finish-install.d/90console

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