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Re: misc/51321: "initial message"/"login message" uninitialized

The following reply was made to PR misc/51321; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: misc/51321: "initial message"/"login message" uninitialized
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2016 16:03:27 +0000

 On Thu, Jul 07, 2016 at 09:05:01AM +0000, wrote:
  > Default gettytab capabilities not initialized properly in the absence of gettytab(5) "default" entry.
  > >How-To-Repeat:
  > Remove gettytab(5) temporarily.
  > This eliminates the "default" definition for certain capabilities.
  > Reboot.
  > The initial message and login message appear to be displayed from
  > uninitialized memory (?)
  > E.g., here, it displays as "loçiî: "
  > Note that 'g'+0x80='ç' and 'n'+0x80='î'
 That's it using a stupid default parity setting.
 David A. Holland

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