Initscripts and tput

Nathaniel McCallum npmccallum at
Tue Aug 31 13:56:42 CDT 2004

After a long session hacking initscripts today, I realized that we are
relying on tput to get ansi control characters.  This is not bad except
that tput is in /usr/bin/ and /usr may not be available to use before
mounting filesystems.  There is a couple solutions as i see it:

1. move tput from /usr/bin to /bin in the terminfo-bin package
2. fall back to hardcoded ansi control characters (may not work on some
strange terminals)
3. other solution...

What do you think?


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