Ubuntu

Comment 202 for bug 554172

I forgot about the /dev/console bit, thanks for the reminder. I did recall an issue where /dev/console was being created, but not writable at creation, which I believe would be a kernel bug. I will talk to our plumbing and kernel developers this week to try and find the problem and a proper fix to it. As for why we don't practice releasing workarounds as "fixes", I'm sorry if you disagree with the policy, but I feel it's a good one to have and don't want to waste bug comment space defending it.