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

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Wed Dec 16 16:06:48 UTC 2009

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 03:32:29PM -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> 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.

How hard would it be to make this be different in runlevels 3 and 5? I like
to have lots in runlevel 3, and few if X is available.

Matthew Miller <mattdm at>
Senior Systems Architect 
Cyberinfrastructure Labs / Instructional & Research Computing
Computing & Information Technology 
Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

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