Subject: Re: requirements for getty replacement
To: Marcin Jessa <>
From: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
List: current-users
Date: 07/05/2005 11:49:52
On Tue, 5 Jul 2005, Marcin Jessa wrote:

> Hi guys.
> What are the requirements for an application to replace /usr/libexec/getty in /etc/ttys ?
> I would like to run a custom application there, something like /bin/sh /sysinst Pc ttyE1 vt220
> The problem is , running it gives me some kind of loop:

Yes. When the program started by init (the program given in /etc/tty)
finishes, init starts it again. That's the nature of things. In your case,
sysinst seems to abort because of an error when playing with wsconscfg,
and thus it is restarted.

Make sure you run a "correct" program instead.


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