Bug 351861 - no serial console entry provided
no serial console entry provided
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-10-25 03:32 EDT by Jon Masters
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:11 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-04-15 20:54:46 EDT
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Description Jon Masters 2007-10-25 03:32:43 EDT
Description of problem:

/etc/inittab should have a commented out entry example of defining a serial
console, it's something other distributions provide and is a good idea.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2007-10-25 10:56:51 EDT
Well, if you boot with a serial console, we automatically add an entry. (And one
in inittab doesn't help with securetty.)
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2007-10-25 10:59:50 EDT
One issue is that you'll never get this change on any machine that's already
been installed, as inittab is generally modified after installation.
Comment 3 Jon Masters 2008-04-15 20:42:02 EDT
Right, but we probably want the default to give a nice example :)
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2008-04-15 20:54:46 EDT
Well, there's an example of how to do an upstart one in the upstart multiplexer
job now.

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