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Re: why not mingetty

On Mon, Mar 08, 1999 at 04:21:17PM -0500, Shaleh wrote:
> After seeing most Linux dists use mingetty, and recommending it to people for a
> while, I am wondering why we still give out agetty.
> Seems to me that people who want extended serial support will use mgetty.

agetty is useful for serial terminals.  Answering modems is best done
with mgetty, but I think I agree with you that we should use mingetty
(and in fact I already do) in future versions.

I think we should move to mingetty for new systems, but not mess with the
old ones just so nothing breaks on people.

Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@debian.org>            Debian GNU/Linux developer
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To boldly go where no bunch of geeks have gone before :)   --Joel Klecker

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