Bug#765803: Status of prompting / notification on upgrade for init system switch?
On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 10:21:27PM -0400, Sam Hartman wrote:
> >>>>> "Josh" == Josh Triplett <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Josh> - It can't check for generated lines for serial consoles or
> Josh> similar; finish-install can generate various additional
> Josh> inittab lines, which the check should include.
> Since when did systemd actually handle these correctly?
> I've generally found that systemd will give me a serial console only if
> the kernel console is that serial console.
> I've found that if I manually enable a serial console but have the
> kernel console go somewhere else, I end up with a system I cannot log
> into when I upgrade to systemd.
> This has been no end of frustration and I hope that your check correctly
> prompts in this case even when the line I generate is exactly the
> same as a line generated by the installer.
> If it's gotten better and I'd actually get a console in that case,
> that's of course fine too.
> It should either let me know I'm about to hurt myself or work:-)
> Either behavior is fine.
TTBOMK, you'll automatically get a console on a serial port in a few
- If the kernel console points there (console=ttyS0); note that this
works even if you change that console.
- If the console is identified as a default system console (works for
virtual machine serial ports, and for systems with unusually named
standard console serial ports).
In other cases, you have to manually "systemctl enable
I wonder if it might make sense to do a one-time migration that parses
/etc/inittab, looks for serial console getty lines, and enables
serial-getty@.service for any consoles it finds gettys for?
- Josh Triplett