Re: TERM defaults to linux even on serial console (where vt102 would be more appropriate)
Erik Andersen wrote:
> 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.
Ok, I filed a bug to the BTS against kernel-source-2.2.14 (it's #58566).
Hope it would be fixed some day.
Btw, I guess it's not release critical because your init is now working as
desired when TERM is not overwritten by user.
> > Nevertheless, could you add the next fix, please?
> Ok, applied.
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