Bug#861454: console-setup: Have to use setupcon at every boot
notfound 861454 1.186
On Sat 29 Apr 2017 at 11:32:13 +0100, Brian Potkin wrote:
> Package: console-setup
> Version: 1.160
> Severity: normal
> Tags: d-i
> Debian (i386) was installed without tasksel's extra software using the
> RC3 Stretch installer. 'dpkg-reconfigure console-setup' was run after
> the first boot to give
> # CONFIGURATION FILE FOR SETUPCON
> # Consult the console-setup(5) manual page.
> # The following is an example how to use a braille font
> # FONT='lat9w-08.psf.gz brl-8x8.psf'
> in /etc/default/console-setup.
> At every subsequent boot the usual tiny console font is used and setupcon
> has to be used to obtain TerminusBold 11x22.
I brought one of my unstable installations up-to-date today. After a
reboot I noticed that the font was 11x22. That is, I did not have to
run setupcon manually.
I updated another unstable installation but this time upgraded only
systemd-sysv, libpam-systemd and console-setup. After a reboot I got
the usual tiny console font. Completing the upgrade and rebooting
gets me a 11x22 font.
I have no idea what has caused the change in behaviour but this bug
appears to have been fixed in some way.