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Bug#123661: boot-floppies: 3.0.18(cvs) serial console unusable on i18n enabled flavours (i386)

"John H . Robinson IV" <jaqque@debian.org> writes:

> some additional information:
> it is caused by the spawning of bterm in the /sbin/udbootstrap script.
> i changed the script to:
> #!/bin/sh
> if (</dev/fb0) 2>/dev/null && ! /usr/bin/tty | grep -q ttyS ; then
> export LC_CTYPE=C@utf-8 
> exec /usr/bin/bterm -f /unifont-reduced.bgf /sbin/dbootstrap
> fi
> exec /sbin/dbootstrap
> based upon the model in /etc/init.d/check_fb.sh. it worked in a chroot,
> but failed when booted.
> when i commented out the entire if .. fi clause, it worked fine.

So we need some way to bypass bterm when booting with a serial console
right?  Is there a way to do it in shell script ?  Any clues?

...Adam Di Carlo..<adam@onshore-devel.com>...<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>

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