[arch-releng] /usr/bin/km, loadkeys and dumpkeys

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 18:17:51 EST 2009

On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 1:57 PM, Dieter Plaetinck <dieter at plaetinck.be> wrote:
> While figuring out http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/13374,
> I was inspecting /usr/bin/km, it does "loadkeys" from the kbd package
> to load the keyboard table.
> But unfortunately it looks to me you can't just get the name of that
> table afterwards (eg with dumpkeys), you can only get the table itself
> from the kernel.
> I am correct or am I missing something?

Looks like that's correct

> How will we fix this, let km export an environment variable which we
> pull in the installer?
> Who maintains the "km" tool? it is not included in any package.

km was originally written by tpowa, but we couldn't figure out where
to put the script - it didn't fit very well in the installer repo - so
it's in the ISO config directory, somewhere in overlay I think.

Feel free to pull it into AIF. While it's not strictly for
installation it's a custom utility used DURING installation, so it's
probably useful.

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