[arch-dev-public] News item: vc/* to tty* transition

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Thu Jul 23 08:51:42 EDT 2009

I suppose we need a news item for this so here is a draft:

Transition from vc/* to tty* standard

With the update to initscripts-2009.07, we are transitioning from the 
old vc/* style devices to the current standard of tty*.  This transition 
involves updates to the filesystem, initscripts, syslog-ng and udev 
packages. As always, users should update all packages at the same time 
rather than individual packages.

The initscripts update requires adjusting the /etc/inittab file to refer 
to tty* instead of vc/*.  Due to severe system breakages if this file is 
not updated, this will be automatically handled by pacman.  The original 
/etc/inittab file is saved as /etc/inittab.pacsave.  However, it is 
important that all users check the changes made to this file (and even 
better, completely merge the .pacnew file).



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