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Bug#523034: busybox: Please enable CONFIG_LOGIN and CONFIG_GETTY

Package: busybox
Version: 1:1.10.2-2
Severity: wishlist

I'm working on another thin client framework (like LTSP) called TCOS [1]

In past I have used tinylogin [2] and now I want to upload my software to 
Debian. Tinylogin is no longer mantained and is merged with busybox.

My thin clients need 2 applets (CONFIG_LOGIN and CONFIG_GETTY) to
protect ttys. Thin client works inside initramfs. Enabling these 
configs only grows 12Kb:

$ du -h /bin/busybox /tmp/paquete/tmp/bin/busybox 
372K	/bin/busybox
384K	/tmp/paquete/tmp/bin/busybox

I have uploaded another new packages (that my project need) you can see
all in TCOS_into_Debian Roadmap at [3]

Another projects like mindi use another busybox compilation [4], I talk
some time ago with Andree Leidenfrost <andree@d.o> and he want to merge it.

I think that busybox mantainers could merge mindi-busybox requirements or 
generate more bin packages from the same sources.

Today busybox sources are 2 times (or more) in Debian repositories [5]. 
Only providing one source package can made the compilation more simple 
with a new upstream version or security fixes.

Thanks for your work at Debian.

[1] http://www.tcosproject.org
[2] http://tinylogin.busybox.net
[3] http://wiki.tcosproject.org/Tcos_Into_Debian
[5] http://packages.debian.org/sid/mindi-busybox
[5] http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/pool/main/m/mindi-busybox/ and

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