Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52448
Lack of getty_ps rpm
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:22:56 EDT
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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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
See the description.
Intentional - license issues.