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Bug#442289: 25configure_init Mangles ttyS Lines in /etc/inittab

Package: live-initramfs
Version: 2.3.6.ds1-13

The 25configure_ini file 
mangles the ttyS[0-9] lines in /etc/inittab.  This is due to the sed 
expression on line 54:

sed -i -e "s|^\([^:]*:[^:]*:[^:]*\):.*getty.*\<\(tty[0-9]*\).*$|\1:/bin/login -f $USERNAME </dev/\2 >/dev/\2 2>\&1|" /root/etc/inittab

The regex "tty[0-9]*" matches ttyS0, but only saves the string tty.  
This results in lines which contain /dev/tty on boot.  If the serial 
console line is uncommented in the original /etc/inittab, the system 
fails to open the serial console on boot due to /dev/tty not existing.

This could be fixed by:

1. Changing the regex so that ttyS* lines are not matched: 


2. or saving the entire ttyS* filename:


    (This regex contains "\?" which is a GNU extension to sed.)

$ uname -a
Linux agate.ciffer.net 2.6.9-023stab041.3-smp #1 SMP Wed Feb 14 13:13:03 MSK 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

$ dpkg -s libc6 | grep ^Version
Version: 2.3.6.ds1-13

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