[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] [signoff] vc/* -> tty* transition

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sat Jul 18 22:01:41 EDT 2009

First off, I don't like modifying config files.  But, given I did this 
update and still managed to screw my system up when testing it with a 

So it is a question of which I hate more; post install messages or 
automatically fixing the file.  

A post install message means that I tell all complaining users that they 
should have read their pacman output.  But hang on, they are already 
told that there is a .pacnew file for what is a very important config 
file.  So I can say that anyway.  So here is my prototype install file...

  if [ -f "/etc/inittab.pacnew" ]; then
    echo "You are being very stupid if you did not take notice of that 
warning about a .pacnew file"

A simple sed of the config file means much, much less complaining 
users.  And given the number of complaints I got about libjpeg7 (wheres 
the thanks now gtk and kde are working?), I am very, very tempted just 
to do the sed.


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