Bug#98629: Selecting.../Unpacking... text messes up serial console
On Sun, May 27, 2001 at 06:04:05PM -0700, David Whedon wrote:
> Thu, May 24, 2001 at 11:54:50PM +0100 wrote:
> > On Thu, May 24, 2001 at 02:25:17PM -0700, David Whedon wrote:
> > > I may have an explanation, but am not sure of the solution. When we inovke
> > > debotstrap we communicate with in through it's stdin and fd 3. We redirect
> > > debootstrap's stdout and stderr to /dev/tty4. stdout and stderr have those
> > > messages described below. My guess is that when installing over a serial
> > > console tty4 goes to the console as well, possible?
> > Right, from exec_debootstrap()
> > /* redirect stdout and stderr to /dev/tty4 */
> > freopen("/dev/tty4", "w", stderr);
> > dup2(2,1);
> > I suppose the freopen fails, so stdout/stderr will remain on the console.
> > Maybe we could write it to /target/tmp/debootstrap.log on a serial
> > console system?
> Will it ever get deleted from /target/tmp/ ? I don't want it sitting around
> forever. It is useful for diagnostic purposes, but that is it. I just
> committed a patch that sticks it in /tmp/debootstrap.log.
> If it goes in /tmp/debootstrap.log is disappears once we reboot on the serial
> console system, just like on the non-serial console system.
> Sound good?
Yes, fine with me. I think the target system cleans its /tmp on reboot