change of names of configuration files

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Thu Oct 25 23:03:16 UTC 2012

On Thu, 2012-10-25 at 18:53 +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 03:39:27PM +0200, Marcela Mašláňová wrote:
> > +# Migrate /etc/sysconfig/keyboard
> > +if [ -e /etc/sysconfig/keyboard -a ! -e /etc/vconsole.conf ]; then
> Come to think of it, I suspect this one might explain why both Fedora
> 18 & Fedora 19 recently have started to forget the local keyboard map,
> when entering the password in both gdm and the text console.
> [Sorry, no BZ for this.  No idea what component it should be filed under.]
> You'll only notice this if your password contains characters like £/#
> which are sensitive to the locale.

anaconda has been writing to vconsole.conf for some time now - at least
Oct 4th:

commit 4b98eab34f310c2704ec24b417bdf919c413fa1d
Author: Vratislav Podzimek <vpodzime at>
Date:   Thu Oct 4 12:37:24 2012 +0200

    Work with VConsole keymap and X layouts separately


    Resolves: rhbz#853877
    Resolves: rhbz#856362
    Resolves: rhbz#859867

In fact we've always had problems with X and console keymaps; there's a
longstanding bug about the encrypted partition case:

It's a rather complex area. I don't have a 100% grasp on it, but I
_think_ F18 actually behaves rather _better_ than previous releases at
this point.

I think Marcela's mail is slightly misleading. The 'new' locations for
these files have existed and systemd has been using them for some time.
The commit Marcela linked provided RPM scripts that automatically
migrate to the new locations; it doesn't actually introduce the new
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