mingetty - Console-only getty

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename mingetty_1.08-2build1_amd64.deb
Package name mingetty
Package version 1.08
Package release 2build1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category universe/admin
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Download size 9.94 KB
Installed size 34.00 KB
Mingetty is a small, efficient, console-only getty for Linux.
"getty opens a tty port, prompts for a login name and invokes the
/bin/login command. It is normally invoked by init(8)."
mingetty is a minimal getty for use on virtual consoles. Unlike
the getty in the util-linux or mgetty packages, mingetty is not
suitable for serial lines, which is why it's smaller.


Package Version Architecture Repository
mingetty_1.08-2build1_i386.deb 1.08 i386 Ubuntu Universe
mingetty - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4


Type URL
Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
Binary Package mingetty_1.08-2build1_amd64.deb
Source Package mingetty

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install mingetty deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install mingetty




2018-04-03 - Balint Reczey <rbalint@ubuntu.com>
mingetty (1.08-2build1) bionic; urgency=high
* No change rebuild to pick up -fPIE compiler default
2012-05-17 - Paul Martin <pm@debian.org>
mingetty (1.08-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add a debian/watch file pointing at SourceForge.
* Fix lintian warning on debian/copyright file.
* Patch:
+ non-linux.patch: Should allow compilation on Hurd and BSD.
2012-05-01 - Paul Martin <pm@debian.org>
mingetty (1.08-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
+ Adds new option --loginpause
* Update to debhelper 9 and the dh sequencer.
* Updated copyright file and converted to machine readable format.
* Convert to source format 3.0 (quilt).
* Added security patches from RedHat:
+ rh-loginnamemax.patch: Allow login name up to LOGIN_NAME_MAX length.
+ rh-clearscrollback.patch: Clear console scrollback on clear screen.
2010-09-25 - Paul Martin <pm@debian.org>
mingetty (1.07-3) unstable; urgency=high
* Fix bug introduced by patch from #597382: the return value of nice()
is the new nice value. (Closes: #597382)
2010-09-25 - Paul Martin <pm@debian.org>
mingetty (1.07-2) unstable; urgency=high
* Critical security patch: Fix unsafe chroot call. (Closes: #597382)
* Checked dependencies for locusts. (Closes: http://xkcd.com/797/)
2005-04-02 - Paul Martin <pm@debian.org>
mingetty (1.07-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release. Changes:
+ Only prepends /dev/ to the tty name if the given tty doesn't start
with a /.
* Fix buffer overflow due to use of strcat and strcpy. (Closes: #221841)
2004-08-18 - Paul Martin <pm@debian.org>
mingetty (1.06-3) unstable; urgency=high
* Fix failure on udev systems. (Closes: #243247)
* Standards-Version: 3.6.1
2003-09-10 - Paul Martin <pm@debian.org>
mingetty (1.06-2) unstable; urgency=low
* The "assume spherical admin of uniform density" release
* Keep manoj and friends happy by bloating debian/control 
description field. In the extended description, it is assumed that 
the administrator knows what a tty and a virtual console is.
(Closes: #209705)
2003-08-19 - Paul Martin <pm@debian.org>
mingetty (1.06-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (Closes: #181886)
+ Ignores errors in setting permissions on devices in /dev
(Closes: #204967).
+ nohangup option doesn't use vhangup() (Closes: #53184,#163769)
+ New options:
autologin, chdir, chroot, delay, nonewline, noissue, nohangup,
nohangup, nohostname, loginprog, nice.
* Fix description-synopsis-might-not-be-phrased-properly lintian
* Standards version 3.6.0. (No changes needed.)
2002-09-30 - Paul Martin <pm@debian.org>
mingetty (0.9.4-9) unstable; urgency=low
* Applied patch to make things work a little better with devfs, which
I believe is used by debian-installer. (Closes: #81275)
* Bump standards version to 3.5.7:
- Don't make /usr/doc symlinks

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