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

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Wed Dec 16 19:35:34 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 11:23:31AM -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > 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.
> Given how it's implemented, you could do something truly disgusting like
> ACTIVE_CONSOLES=$([ "$RUNLEVEL" = 3 ] && echo '/dev/tty[1-6]' || echo '/dev/tty2')
> I'm not sure I really want to *support* people doing that, though.

You mean, you don't like the idea of having different numbers of consoles
running in different runlevels, or you don't like the
abusing-shell-script-as-config-file thing?

It's not a big deal, but it's something that's trivially done in traditional

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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