Bug 1084076 - replace issue generator with agetty built in methods
replace issue generator with agetty built in methods
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE Tumbleweed
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Component: Basesystem
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Assigned To: Thorsten Kukuk
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Reported: 2018-03-06 09:01 UTC by Ludwig Nussel
Modified: 2018-03-06 14:46 UTC (History)
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Description Ludwig Nussel 2018-03-06 09:01:11 UTC
upstream agetty gained support reading issue.d to display issue snippets on the fly without intermediate, generated files:


So far only /etc/issue.d, however something like /usr/lib/issue.d can be foreseen as it would immediately make sense in order for packages to provide snippets. That would be incompatible with what issue-generator puts in /usr/lib/issue.d. So I'd strongly advise to at least rename that directory to avoid potential conflicts with upstream in the future.

Alternatively and that's what I'd recommend is to drop issue generator in favor of agetty's built in capabilities. agetty already provides options to eg show any field from /etc/os-release and to list IP addresses. Should be fairly easy to extend that to ssh keys as well:

Comment 4 Thorsten Kukuk 2018-03-06 11:36:47 UTC
Ok, the agetty implementation is compatible with CoreOS or our issue-generator, there is no conflict, and RedHat will add a configure option to disable it.

No reason to worry.
Comment 5 Thorsten Kukuk 2018-03-06 12:26:20 UTC
agetty cannot replace issue-generator yet and there are no incompatibilities.
Comment 6 Ludwig Nussel 2018-03-06 14:46:18 UTC
meanwhile upstream will add support for /run and /usr