is mgetty being maintained?

dexter ddmbox2 at
Sun Apr 8 23:03:35 UTC 2007

On Sun April 8 2007 18:00:49 Don Russell wrote:
> dragoran wrote:
> > Don Russell wrote:
> >> I got the source code for 1.1.35 and based on reading the C code,
> >> verified the bug I found has not been fixed yet.
> >>
> >> So, what I'd like to do is get the source for the older version as
> >> used by Fedora Core 6 and test a change... How/where can I get the
> >> source for the version in Fedora 6 without downloading the entire CD
> >> of source code?
> >
> > you only have to download the src rpm :
> >
> OK... I d/l that and installed it with
>     rpm -i mgetty*.rpm
> I now see a whole bunch o' stuff in /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/ relating to
> several versions of mgetty.
> So, that's the first hurdle....
well nearly, I believe /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/ isn't writable for normal 
users! you need to build rpm's as a normal user ie in your own space. I
installed rpmdevtools-5.3-1.fc6 which will create the build directory for you 
in your home dir with 'rpmdev-setuptree' or do it manually.   

> What do I need to do to get to a point where I can"make" (make install)
rpmbuild -ba rpmbuild/SPECS/mgetty.spec will give you the original in the RPMS 
dir. also I installed rpm-build 
> mgetty? (Or where are there some instructions on doing this?)
search the wiki for more details ... good luck!


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