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Bug 451672 - [RFE] include static loadkeys
Summary: [RFE] include static loadkeys
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kbd
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Vitezslav Crhonek
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2008-06-16 16:16 UTC by David Lehman
Modified: 2009-01-20 21:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-01-20 21:05:24 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
build and package a statically linked loadkeys binary (deleted)
2008-06-16 16:16 UTC, David Lehman
no flags Details | Diff

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHEA-2009:0218 normal SHIPPED_LIVE kbd enhancement update 2009-01-20 16:06:22 UTC

Description David Lehman 2008-06-16 16:16:09 UTC
Description of problem:
We are introducing support for installation to encrypted (LUKS) block devices in
RHEL5.3. This means mkinitrd will need to support decryption of encrypted root
and swap devices, which means collecting passphrases via keyboard input. This in
turn leads to a requirement that the system keymap be loaded prior to this
keyboard input. Since the version of mkinitrd used in the RHEL5 stream does not
support dynamically linked binaries, we will need a static loadkeys for this

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Additional info:
I'm attaching a patch to kbd.spec to accomplish the above. It is probably not
the most elegant approach, but it seems to do the job.

Comment 1 David Lehman 2008-06-16 16:16:09 UTC
Created attachment 309514 [details]
build and package a statically linked loadkeys binary

Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-06-16 16:30:27 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2009-01-20 21:05:24 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on therefore solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

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