Bug#33448: boot-floppies: bad /dev/console ?
Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Feb 1999 10:42:04 +0100, <email@example.com> said:
> > Package: boot-floppies Version: 2.1.7 Severity: grave
> > I have just installed slink, and had a problem with
> > /dev/console. The install process installs it like this:
> > crw--w--w- 1 root tty 5, 1 Feb 11 00:03 console
> > When I symlink /dev/console to /dev/tty0 (as was installed before
> > slink), it works ok. I'm using the stock kernel installed by the
> > boot-floppies.
> Seems to be fixed in CVS. However, I'm having other tty/console
> related problems. *sigh*. We hope to get 2.1.8 out pretty soon,
> maybe by the weekend?
/dev/console seems to be relinked to the real boot device only in
update_console_info() which is called on sparc mainly. We should move this
code out of this function.
In effect, we could still provide a base tarball with /dev/console a char
device but change it to a symlink in configure_base() only if installing for a
2.0 kernel. This way it is still possible to install for both 2.0 & 2.2
kernels using the same miniroot image & base tarball.
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