Yesterday I came to sleep at 8am in the morning and woke up
at 7pm today. It's terrible -- I'm a night animal.
I've discovered good news in my mailbox today: mgetty-1.1.21-to-28072000
has been released. I've built new RPM packages for KSI Linux
and I'm happy to see that it is the first mgetty version for
which I do not have to apply patches to make it build and
work as desired. Only distribution-specific config.patch is
applied. All corrections I have contributed to mgetty/vgetty
are in place. So my patch in the article
at Advogato is not actual any more.
But there are other problems: I'm tired to fight with
mgetty+pppd combination. It seems like I have
kernel/pppd/chat/setserial/mgetty conflict. Pppd had worked
but I had to run ifup (or ppp-on) twice with a pause between
tries. Now I've changed the chat script a little: modem
dials from the first attempt, but I'm still not satisfied
because I fail to find the precise reason for the problem.
Everything worked ok at another machine with the same
configuration, and other programs such as minicom (and chat
itself executed without pppd) also share the line with
mgetty without any problems. Well, I have not time to refine
the problem, and anyway I plan to reinstall the system (BlackCat
Linux instead of KSI
Linux). Let's see...
Another thing I'm tired of: my provider sucks. And any other
provider in our town is even worse. Why am I living in