[lfs-dev] resizecons : a proposal

Qrux qrux.qed at gmail.com
Thu May 17 15:48:02 PDT 2012

On May 17, 2012, at 3:28 PM, Ken Moffat wrote:

> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 02:33:16PM -0700, Qrux wrote:

>> So, we have a program that has these complex interactions, and...provides console size/font management?  What is the use-case here?
> I would hope that is true for everyone building LFS, although
> modern macs technically use the can of worms called EFI, not a BIOS.

I didn't know LFS ran on EFI machines.  That sounds like a pretty cool port.

> I've snipped the rest - on this occasion I agree with your
> sentiments, but you're answering the wrong question : it was noted
> that on x86_64 the manpage exists but the program doesn't.  From
> there I determined that we *could* build it on x86_64, but it could
> not do anything without the obsolete svgalib.

Yes--thanks.  Wrong question.

The answer to the right questions seems pretty obvious...

> My preference is to get rid of it, but there were some alternatives
> in a mail I sent earlier this evening.  Meanwhile, I'm waiting to
> see if xinglp has a problem - we've had this redundant program for
> years now, so best to wait a bit to find out if dropping it will
> expose a problem for someone.

What is the nature of the problem of not having resizecons?  If you don't have a US keyboard, are you unable to work because you require a font that includes your language glyphs, and that font doesn't render well (at all) on the BIOS console?

Assuming that's the issue, (knowing full well this next bit will seem ethnocentric), but...Really?  That doesn't sound like a reasonable issue for LFS to be solving.


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