[arch-releng] November release

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Tue Oct 30 00:36:58 EDT 2012

Am 28.10.2012 22:50, schrieb Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi:
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> On 10/28/2012 06:39 PM, Thomas Bächler wrote:
>> Am 28.10.2012 22:29, schrieb Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi:
>>>>> Good question... But I think this can be problematic on
>>>>> systems where you have connected some serial device. The same
>>>>> can be applied to ttyUSB0.
>>>> Ignore me, nobody complains about problems with syslinux that
>>>> enabled seria 0l by default.
>>>> In that case, I have no problems in enabling by default.
>>> mmm no!, on systems without serial port, serial-getty will block
>>> startup until some timeout is reached.
>>> Try this starting it without serial ports, (ie on kvm -serial
>>> no)
>> Awww :(
>> There are practically no systems without a serial port, but this is
>> a showstopper. This will still work with console=ttyS0 (or
>> console=hvc0).
> But can be disabled by default (or ondemand) on firmware configuration
> if motherboard has a pin-socket for it (is rare to find today a
> motherboard with the "fichita" DB-9 on the panel)
> Notebook, netbooks...no serial.

I suggest to postpone any change to this to next month. f there are no
objections I'll tag a new archiso release tonight.



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