Bug 444995 - inittab needs to be fixed before release
inittab needs to be fixed before release
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-05-02 12:49 EDT by David Wilson
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:14 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-02 12:55:55 EDT
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anaconda log (25.28 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-03 10:47 EDT, David Wilson
no flags Details
yum upgrade log (12.36 KB, text/plain)
2008-05-05 12:59 EDT, David Wilson
no flags Details

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Description David Wilson 2008-05-02 12:49:26 EDT
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. kill any text tty
2. It doesnt restart
3. Look at inittab in /etc to see what is missing
Actual results:
It's broke!

Expected results:
Text ttys don't respawn.  They should.

Additional info:

This is the only relevant line in the FC9-preview inittab file:


It needs these lines:

# System initialization.

l0:0:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 0
l1:1:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 1
l2:2:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 2
l3:3:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 3
l4:4:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 4
l5:5:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 5
l6:6:wait:/etc/rc.d/rc 6

ca::ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t3 -r now

# When our UPS tells us power has failed, assume we have a few minutes
# of power left.  Schedule a shutdown for 2 minutes from now.
# This does, of course, assume you have powerd installed and your
# UPS connected and working correctly.  
pf::powerfail:/sbin/shutdown -f -h +2 "Power Failure; System Shutting Down"

# If power was restored before the shutdown kicked in, cancel it.
pr:12345:powerokwait:/sbin/shutdown -c "Power Restored; Shutdown Cancelled"

But Wait... there is more...

I would suggest going back to any recent flavor and copying the rest of the
inittab file.  

This needs to be fixed before release of FC9
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2008-05-02 12:55:55 EDT
Please read the comments at the top of the inittab file.
Comment 2 David Wilson 2008-05-02 13:01:08 EDT
Since the text screens don't reinitialize, could you please send a clue bat so I
can fix it to use the text screens without having to reinit the ttys?  Where did
that go?
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2008-05-02 13:10:49 EDT
How did you upgrade?
Comment 4 David Wilson 2008-05-02 21:33:43 EDT
This box was upgraded with the FC9 Preview live iso last Friday (Apr 25).  Only
partition that was kept as is was the /home partition.  
Comment 5 David Wilson 2008-05-03 10:47:04 EDT
Created attachment 304459 [details]
anaconda log

This was the install log from another machine with the same problem.
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2008-05-05 12:02:37 EDT
I need upgrade.log as well; it should be in a similar place on the filesystem.
Comment 7 David Wilson 2008-05-05 12:59:03 EDT
Created attachment 304540 [details]
yum upgrade log
Comment 8 Bill Nottingham 2008-05-05 13:04:02 EDT
OK, I *believe* this is due to event-compat-sysv accidentally still being in the
tree. This should be fixed when upgrading to F9 final.

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