Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 439245
man page doesn't document how to configure mingetty/c-a-d handling, etc
Last modified: 2014-06-18 04:46:18 EDT
Description of problem:
The /etc/inittab file is no longer used by upstart. There is no documentation in
the 'init' manpage shipped with upstart which explains what configuration
file(s) replace it.
Specifically it needs to document at least
- where/how to switch text vs graphical boot (runlevel 3 vs 5 equivalent)
- where/how to configure mingetty spawning for text console
- where/how to configure agetty for serial consoles
- where/how to override the default C-A-D handling
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. man init
No docs on how to configure the 4 points listed above
Documentation on configuration.
The problem with doing this in upstart is that everything in upstart is a
generic event; ergo, 'how to configure mingetty' is all related to how the
distribution in question sets up their upstart events; there would be no
'upstart' way to do it.
The current man page doesn't even document what events are available, or how to
discover them, or the format of files you stuff into /etc/event.d. So there no
way for users to even make an intelligent guess at the necessary configuration
steps. Some manpage needs to document the available events for the way Fedora
deploys upstart, preferrably with examples to illustrate configs equivalent to
old style inittab settings. Either 'init' man page itself, or perhaps it just
has a reference to a separate Fedora specific man page describing events / examples.
Documented inittab added in initscripts-8.68-1.
*** Bug 435056 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Added an 'events' manpage in -15.