Quote:>>I would advise you to use mgetty. The documentation of getty and related stuff
>>is highly inaccurate and a large number of people have never gotten the getty's
>>that come with Slackware to work. mgetty's documentation is excellent.
>This comment--and many others like it over months' time--mystifies me. The
>gettys known as getty_ps and uugetty are in fact adequately documented in
>both their man pages and sample files included with the distrubution.
Ummm. Which distribution do you use? getty_ps source package, or the one
shipped with Slackware? The former *is* quite good, but the latter, alas,
is horrible. Still. Nothing is documented as installed, the "default"
files are in a different place than the documentation says, sometimes
uugetty dumps core... everything very unsatisfying (at least that's how it
was when I looked last time).
Quote:>As a musician rather than computer guru, I believe that if +I+ can figure
>these things out, using uugetty on one line used for generic telecom
>dialout, telecom dialin, uucp dialout, =and= uucp dialin, the documentation
>can't be too bad, and the software isn't either.
Well, my personal opinion is that mgetty is better (I *do* have to say
that, though, since I'd never admit differently), but someone looking very
closely at my code will find a few fragments from getty_ps... so it can't
be that bad either :)
Actually, I think getty_ps is a very good program, but the various people
packaging broken Linux distributions from it, and hacking together linux
specific adaptions to get it to work (humble?) with the ttyS/cua scheme
have hurt it very much.
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