Bug 198310 - buildinstall generates bad keymaps when run on machine with serial console
buildinstall generates bad keymaps when run on machine with serial console
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2006-07-10 20:32 EDT by Alexander Dupuy
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-10 20:58:06 EDT
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patch for readmap.c in anaconda source (408 bytes, patch)
2006-07-10 20:32 EDT, Alexander Dupuy
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Description Alexander Dupuy 2006-07-10 20:32:16 EDT
Description of problem:

If you attempt to update the installation second-stage boot images on a machine
that has a serial port as the system console, the /usr/lib/anaconda-runtime
readmap program tries to read the current keymap with a KDGKBENT ioctl on
/dev/console.  While that will work when the system console is a VGA+KBD tty, it
fails when the system console is a serial port (like /dev/ttyS0).  As a result,
the second stage boot images will not work correctly, and an attempt to install
them will fail with an error message like "Failed to read keymap info: Success"

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How reproducible:

Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.set GRUB configuration to boot with serial console "console=ttyS0" and reboot
2.install anaconda and ISO contents; run buildinstall and update install stage2
3.try installation using VGA+KBD console
Actual results:

installation displays error message in dialog box

    Failed to read keymap info: Success

(however, after clicking on OK button and continuing, installation appears to
complete successfully

Expected results:

No strange and confusing error message, just the installation screens.

Additional info:

The following patch eliminates this problem (also attached):

--- anaconda-11.0.5/utils/readmap.c.keymaps     2004-05-20 15:00:00.000000000 -
+++ anaconda-11.0.5/utils/readmap.c     2006-07-10 19:45:35.000000000 -0400
@@ -31,9 +31,9 @@

     memset(keymaps, 0, sizeof(keymaps));

-    console = open("/dev/console", O_RDWR);
+    console = open("/dev/tty0", O_RDWR);
     if (console < 0) {
-       perror("open console");
+       perror("open VGA+KBD console");
Comment 1 Alexander Dupuy 2006-07-10 20:32:16 EDT
Created attachment 132213 [details]
patch for readmap.c in anaconda source
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2006-07-10 20:58:06 EDT
Committed to CVS, thanks

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