[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#882363: bootlogd: please add an option to also write to the console

Thorsten Glaser tg at mirbsd.de
Tue Nov 21 20:03:09 UTC 2017

Package: bootlogd
Version: 2.88dsf-59.10


please add an option to change bootlogd’s behaviour to also
pass through the (unmodified, unfiltered (especially not
control-character-filtered)) output to the original console.

This is especially useful when you boot a system that has,
for example, a serial console or (on m68k) a NatFeat or
parallel one, where you want to see the boot progress on
occasionally but which is normally run headlessly, for
which you want the boot output saved into a logfile.

Should be somewhat trivial to implement, just add a flag,
make it settable (e.g. using /etc/default), and, upon the
presence of the flag, do a second write in the main loop
(except before the filtering).

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers unreleased
  APT policy: (500, 'unreleased'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: m68k

Kernel: Linux 4.13.0-1-m68k
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=C (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/lksh
Init: sysvinit (via /sbin/init)

Versions of packages bootlogd depends on:
ii  libc6     2.24-17
ii  lsb-base  9.20170808

bootlogd recommends no packages.

bootlogd suggests no packages.

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