Bug#799329: sysvinit: does not work inside systemd-nspawn

Benda Xu heroxbd at gentoo.org
Fri Nov 16 03:02:44 GMT 2018

Control: tags -1 + fixed

Thanks Andreas,

Andreas Henriksson <andreas at fatal.se> writes:

> Control: tags -1 + patch
> Hello again,
> Trivial patch attached for below suggestion for your convenience.
> (Making it convenient to test will have to be implemented in a higher
> level tool that enables the provided example.)
> On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 01:20:02PM +0100, Andreas Henriksson wrote:
>> I'd say it's probably overkill. I'm thinking similar to this
>> would be enough:
>> https://salsa.debian.org/debian/sysvinit/commit/321e38634d9a11a1c2fb72b924a6ef513431654a
>> (OTOH, /etc isn't really the place to provide examples but oh well...)
> Regards,
> Andreas Henriksson
> PS. inittab uses undocumented legacy syntax for getty in
> other/preexisting places in inittab and should be updated to use
> documented syntax (because who knows when the undocumented syntax stops
> working). Someone<tm> should file this as a separate issue.....

Patch applied (commit 19a732b6ba475e).  And yes, the present handling of
/etc/inittab is suboptimal.


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