Bug 586494 - chvt command missing from EL6 install image
Summary: chvt command missing from EL6 install image
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 575844
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Release Test Team
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-04-27 17:58 UTC by Don Hoover
Modified: 2010-04-27 19:47 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-04-27 18:18:14 UTC
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Description Don Hoover 2010-04-27 17:58:53 UTC
Description of problem:
The chvt command is missing from the EL6 installation image. 

This command was typically used during %pre and %post scripts to switch to a virtual console to show output to the user, and/or collect input. 

I think this command is gone because busybox is no longer used in the install/anaconda environment.   The standalone chvt executable should be added to the installation image.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL 6 Beta 1

How reproducible:
chvt command not found

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:
chvt command not found

Expected results:
use chvt to switch to the appropriate virtual terminal

Additional info:
Can the chvt command be added back into the installation image?

Comment 2 David Cantrell 2010-04-27 18:18:14 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 575844 ***

Comment 3 Mike Jennings 2010-04-27 19:47:39 UTC
OpenVT is available to switch to a new terminal.

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