Bug 52448 - Lack of getty_ps rpm
Lack of getty_ps rpm
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: getty_ps (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2001-08-23 16:06 EDT by Makia Minich
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-23 16:06:09 EDT
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Description Makia Minich 2001-08-23 16:06:06 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.73 [en] (X11; I; Linux 2.4.4-1a ppc)

Description of problem:
RedHat 7.1 does not include the getty_ps RPM.  It substitutes the mgetty
RPM.  Mgetty hangs on a 3-wire serial console when run with the following
     s0:2345:respawn:/sbin/mgetty -r -s 9600 -x 0 ttyS0
With a fully wired serial console, mgetty works fine.

The getty_ps distributed with RedHat 6.1 does not have this limitation. 
When run with:
     s0:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty ttyS0 DT9600 vt100
It is able to operate with a 3-wire serial console.  We were able to fix
our systems by loading the RPM from a RedHat 6.1 distribution.

In the future, please either distribute getty_ps with RedHat releases or
fix mgetty.

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-23 17:17:54 EDT
Intentional - license issues.

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