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Re: TERM defaults to linux even on serial console (where vt102 would be more appropriate)

On Sat Feb 19, 2000 at 11:09:27PM +0100, Eric Delaunay wrote:
> Erik Andersen wrote:
> > On Tue Feb 15, 2000 at 11:42:48AM +0100, Eric Delaunay wrote:
> > > 
> > > > Thoughts?  Sound agreeable?
> > > 
> > > I can provide you a patch I wrote for init.c to implement my thoughts.
> > 
> > Does the version now in CVS look agreeable?
> Well, I'd rather like to let the user a chance to overwrite TERM at boot time.
> However it seems there still is a problem:  when I pass TERM=vt100 at boot
> time, kernel is calling the first program with the following environment:
> HOME=/
> TERM=linux
> TERM=vt100
> There are two TERM lines ;((
> It appears that init is getting the former while, when booting directly to
> /bin/sh, sh is getting the latter.  Therefore init ignores any TERM=xxx passed
> to kernel command line.  It always deals with TERM=linux ;(
> Should I file a bug against the kernel itself?  Or could the bug be fixed in
> getenv()?

Hmm,  I'm not sure, but the kernel would be a good place to start.

> Nevertheless, could you add the next fix, please?

Ok, applied.


Erik B. Andersen   Web:    http://www.xmission.com/~andersen/ 
                   email:  andersee@debian.org
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