upstart-0.6.3 in rawhide, tomorrow 2009-12-10

darrell pfeifer darrellpf at
Fri Dec 11 19:32:18 UTC 2009

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 12:32, Bill Nottingham <notting at> wrote:

> Bill Nottingham (notting at said:
> > It's going to be a bit of a bumpy first yum upgrade. You will likely have
> > to reboot with 'reboot -f', as the job formats have changed
> > slightly, and the communication with init(8) has changed.
> >
> > Once you reboot, things should work pretty much the same.
> One notable change that was made is that we were able to simplify the
> jobs to the point where the number of login consoles is now configurable,
> without editing or removing upstart job definitions.
> This is done by the ACTIVE_CONSOLES parameter in /etc/sysconfig/init;
> the default value is "/dev/tty/[1-6]", which means that mingetty
> will be started on ttys 1 through 6. Shell globs are accepted.
I updated from my machine from koji (yes, I know, even more insane than from

After plymouth there is no X and no consoles.

Rebooting at runlevel 3 and doing a startx works.

Rebooting at runlevel 3 and doing a telinit 5 works.

(Filed against initscripts rather than upstart)

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