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FS#25980 - [initscripts] inittab: Please add new parameter to agetty commandline

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Igor V. Mashentsev (BeerMan) - Monday, 12 September 2011, 20:01 GMT
Last edited by Tom Gundersen (tomegun) - Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 15:03 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Arch Projects
Status Closed
Assigned To Tom Gundersen (tomegun)
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Due to new default mode in agetty, add, please, parameter "--noclear" to commandline.

Additional info - manpage for agetty (util-linux 2.20-2):
Do not clear the screen before prompting for the login name (the screen is normally cleared).

P.S. For example:
c1:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty --noclear -8 -s 38400 tty1 linux
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Closed by  Tom Gundersen (tomegun)
Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 15:03 GMT
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Comment by Tom Gundersen (tomegun) - Monday, 12 September 2011, 22:24 GMT
The upstream change made sense to me, so why do you want to make the change?
Comment by Dave Reisner (falconindy) - Monday, 12 September 2011, 23:45 GMT
The upstream behavior makes sense. If you don't agree with it, you're free to alter your inittab as you see fit.
Comment by Igor V. Mashentsev (BeerMan) - Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 14:47 GMT
> you're free to alter your inittab as you see fit
As I did :-)

But /etc/issue have "clear screen" ESC-code too. I think, it turns functionality duplication.
This is not a problem. Only feature request. :-)
Comment by Tom Gundersen (tomegun) - Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 15:00 GMT
@BeerMan: Excellent point, we don't want to configure this in several places. The ESC-codes will be removed from /etc/issue in the next release, and it should then only be configured in inittab.

As to the feature request: We always follow upstream unless there is a very good reason not to, and since this seems to just come down to personal preference, I will close this as won't implement.