Bug#408437: cdebconf-gtk-udeb: Rescue mode doesn't work with g-i
Mike Hommey wrote:
On Sun, Jan 28, 2007 at 11:47:46AM +0100, Attilio Fiandrotti <email@example.com> wrote:
I wrote a chvt similar app some months ago, but the final choice was not
including it in the installer; anyway if someone wants it, the
sourcecode is still available as an attachment in the bug tracker .
openvt -s -w is probably better than chvt. It could be used to create a
new vt where the rescue shell will run, and once the shell is exited
(no need to change what the rescue info says) gets back to the original
(g-i) console. This could even be used with text backed d-i.
That's an even better approach than chvt'ing to VT2 and then back by hand.
Is this something we want to have for Etch ?
In the case, i could write a small C to mimic openvt taking all the
needed code from console-tools and console-data (otherwise i guess we'll
need to include such packages in d-i).
Looking for a more solid solution to this issue, i've been investigating
about patching a console widget like libvte or libzvt not to depend from
X anymore, so that we can includeit ans an udeb in the g-i and provide a
graphical shell from within the GTK frontend.
Nowadays libvte is much popular than libzvt, but libzvt is smaller and
may find a niche for those non X applications like the g-i.
Pherhaps libzvt author would be interested in working on this with the
Having a console widget in the gtk frontend would be neat.
Yep, and even useful for other purposes when gtk/dfb is used.
Is this something we want to definitely put efforts on for Lenny?
Finally, should this bug be merged with 339855 (cc'ed)?
I see 408437 has a patch, so letting frans decide whether to do this or not.